hard chancre
Chancre Chan"cre, n. [F. chancere. See {Cancer}.] (Med.) A venereal sore or ulcer; specifically, the initial lesion of true syphilis, whether forming a distinct ulcer or not; -- called also {hard chancre}, {indurated chancre}, and {Hunterian chancre}. [1913 Webster]

{Soft chancre}. A chancroid. See {Chancroid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chancre — Chan cre, n. [F. chancere. See {Cancer}.] (Med.) A venereal sore or ulcer; specifically, the initial lesion of true syphilis, whether forming a distinct ulcer or not; called also {hard chancre}, {indurated chancre}, and {Hunterian chancre}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

  • 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 — chan•cre [[t]ˈʃæŋ kər[/t]] n. pat the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base • Etymology: 1595–1605; < MF < L cancrum,cancer chan′crous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • chancre — /ˈʃæŋkə / (say shangkuh) noun Pathology the initial lesion of syphilis, commonly a more or less distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base. {French, from Latin cancer crab, cancer} –chancrous, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hunterian chancre — Chancre Chan cre, n. [F. chancere. See {Cancer}.] (Med.) A venereal sore or ulcer; specifically, the initial lesion of true syphilis, whether forming a distinct ulcer or not; called also {hard chancre}, {indurated chancre}, and {Hunterian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indurated chancre — Chancre Chan cre, n. [F. chancere. See {Cancer}.] (Med.) A venereal sore or ulcer; specifically, the initial lesion of true syphilis, whether forming a distinct ulcer or not; called also {hard chancre}, {indurated chancre}, and {Hunterian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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