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chancre

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noun chan·cre \ˈshaŋ-kər\

Definition of chancre

  1. :  a primary sore or ulcer at the site of entry of a pathogen (as in tularemia); especially :  the initial lesion of syphilis

chancrous

play \-k(ə-)rəs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of chancre

French, from Old French, from Latin cancer


First Known Use: circa 1605


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chancre

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noun chan·cre \ˈshaŋ-kər\

Medical Definition of chancre

  1. :  a primary sore or ulcer at the site of entry of a pathogen (as in tularemia); especially :  the initial lesion of syphilis

chancrous

\-k(ə-)rəs\play adjective



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