an infectious venereal ulcer with a soft base.
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- Also called simple chancre, soft chancre.
- chan·croi·dal, adjective
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How to use chancroid in a sentence
Dismiss chancroid as a relatively insignificant local affair, seldom a serious problem under a physician's care.The Third Great Plague | John H. Stokes
The chancroid plant causes a very nasty sore, the chancroid, which often destroys much flesh and causes buboes.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
The table of Debauge gives 23 cases among 206 females having chancroid in various other situations.
The return bears out other evidence showing that the chancroid or soft-sore type of infection is rare in this Dominion.Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922) | Committee Of The Board Of Health
When the chancroid is healed and the bubo becomes a scar the disease is cured.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
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
- chancroidal, adjective
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