chancre

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chan·cre

 (shăng′kər)
n.
1. A dull red, hard, insensitive lesion that is the first manifestation of syphilis.
2. An ulcer located at the initial point of entry of a pathogen.

[French, from Old French, from Latin cancer, tumor, crab; see kar- in Indo-European roots.]

chan′crous (-krəs) adj.

chancre

(ˈʃæŋkə)
n
(Pathology) pathol a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis
[C16: from French, from Latin: cancer]
ˈchancrous adj

chan•cre

(ˈʃæŋ kər)

n.
the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base.
[1595–1605; < Middle French < Latin cancrum, cancer]
chan′crous, adj.

chancre

A painless ulcer which is often a symptom of syphilis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chancre - a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
lues, lues venerea, pox, syph, syphilis - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
sore - an open skin infection
deer fly fever, rabbit fever, tularaemia, tularemia, yatobyo - a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
Translations

chancre

[ˈʃæŋkəʳ] Nchancro m

chancre

nSchanker m

chan·cre

n. chancro; lesión primaria de la sífilis.

chancre

n chancro; soft — chancro blando