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chancre

[ shang-ker ]
/ ˈʃæŋ kər /
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noun Pathology.
the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a more or less distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base.

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Origin of chancre

1595–1605; <Middle French ≪ Latin cancrum, accusative of cancercancer

OTHER WORDS FROM chancre

chancrous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chancre

chancre
/ (ˈʃæŋkə) /

noun
pathol a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis

Derived forms of chancre

chancrous, adjective

Word Origin for chancre

C16: from French, from Latin: cancer
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