- an infectious venereal ulcer with a soft base.
Origin of chancroid
Also called simple chancre, soft chancre.
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Examples from the Web for chancroid
When the chancroid is healed and the bubo becomes a scar the disease is cured.
The return bears out other evidence showing that the chancroid or soft-sore type of infection is rare in this Dominion.Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922)
Committee Of The Board Of Health
The chancroid plant causes a very nasty sore, the chancroid, which often destroys much flesh and causes buboes.
- a soft venereal ulcer, esp of the male genitals, caused by infection with the bacillus Haemophilus ducreyi
- relating to or resembling a chancroid or chancre
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- An infectious venereal ulcer at the site of infection by Haemophilus ducreyi beginning after an incubation period of 3 to 5 days.soft ulcer venereal ulcer
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