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

Related Words for chancroid

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British Dictionary definitions for chancroid



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 Formschancroidal, adjective
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chancroid in Medicine




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 formschan′croidal (-kroidl) adj.
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