[ shang-kroid ]
/ ˈʃæŋ krɔɪd /

noun Pathology.

an infectious venereal ulcer with a soft base.

Origin of chancroid

First recorded in 1860–65; chancre + -oid
Also called simple chancre, soft chancre.

Related forms

chan·croi·dal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chancroid


/ (ˈʃæŋkrɔɪd) /


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

Derived Forms

chancroidal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for chancroid


[ shăngkroid′ ]


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

Related forms

chan′croidal (-kroidl) adj.
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