Chancrous \Chan"crous\, a. [Cf. F. chancreux.] (Med.) Of the nature of a chancre; having chancre. [1913 Webster]

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  • chancrous — adjective see chancre …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chancrous — See chancre. * * * …   Universalium

  • chancrous — Characterized by having a chancre …   Medical dictionary

  • chancrous — chan·crous …   English syllables

  • chancrous — adjective of or having chancres • Pertains to noun: ↑chancre • Derivationally related forms: ↑chancre …   Useful english dictionary

  • chancre — chancrous, adj. /shang keuhr/, n. Pathol. the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a more or less distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base. [1595 1605; < MF L cancrum, acc. of cancer CANCER] * * * Primary sore …   Universalium

  • chancre — noun Etymology: French, from Old French, from Latin cancer Date: circa 1605 a primary sore or ulcer at the site of entry of a pathogen (as in tularemia); especially the initial lesion of syphilis • chancrous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chancre — The classic non painful ulcer of syphilis. The chancre forms in the first (primary) stage of syphilis, is highly contagious and can last 1 5 weeks. The disease can be transmitted from any contact with one of the ulcers, which are teeming with… …   Medical dictionary

  • Leishmaniasis — Diseases due to the parasite called Leishmania involving the organs (kala azar), skin plus mucous membranes (espundia), or skin alone (usually named for the place plus boil, button or sore as, for example, Jericho boil, Bagdad button, Delhi sore) …   Medical dictionary

  • venereal — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sexual, genital, coital; syphilitic, luetic; gonorrheal, chancrous; aphrodisiac, cantharidian. See impurity, pleasure. venereal disease …   English dictionary for students

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