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  1. an infectious venereal ulcer with a soft base.

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Origin of chancroid

First recorded in 1860–65; chancre + -oid

Other words from chancroid

  • chan·croi·dal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for chancroid


/ (ˈʃæŋkrɔɪd) /

  1. a soft venereal ulcer, esp of the male genitals, caused by infection with the bacillus Haemophilus ducreyi

  1. relating to or resembling a chancroid or chancre

Derived forms of chancroid

  • chancroidal, adjective

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