Origin of chancre
Examples from the Web for chancre
The secondary manifestations of the disease usually appear before the chancre has healed.
He was alarmed lest a minute pimple on his chin should develop into a chancre.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
It may be a chancre, and it may be exceedingly serious if not properly diagnosed.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague
A syphilitic tattooer who wets his needles and his India ink with spit will put a chancre into the skin with the picture.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
Chancre, shang′kėr, n. an ulcer arising from the direct application of syphilitic poison.
British Dictionary definitions for chancre
Word Origin for chancre
Word Origin and History for chancre
also chanker, "venereal ulcer," c.1600, from French chancre (15c.), literally "cancer," from Latin cancer (see cancer).