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chancroid

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/ ˈʃæŋ krɔɪd /
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noun Pathology.
an infectious venereal ulcer with a soft base.

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Also called simple chancre, soft chancre.

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

chancroid
/ (ˈʃæŋkrɔɪd) /

noun
a soft venereal ulcer, esp of the male genitals, caused by infection with the bacillus Haemophilus ducreyi
adjective
relating to or resembling a chancroid or chancre

Derived forms of chancroid

chancroidal, adjective
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