chancroid


chan·croid

noun \ˈshaŋ-ˌkrid\

Definition of CHANCROID

:  a venereal disease caused by a bacterium (Hemophilus ducreyi) and characterized by chancres unlike those of syphilis in lacking firm indurated margins —called also soft chancre
chan·croi·dal \shaŋ-ˈkri-dəl\ adjective

First Known Use of CHANCROID

1861

chan·croid

noun \ˈshaŋ-ˌkrid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHANCROID

: a venereal disease caused by a hemophilic bacterium of the genus Haemophilus (H. ducreyi) and characterized by chancres that differ from those of syphilis in lacking firm indurated margins—called also soft chancre; see ducrey's bacillus
chan·croi·dal \shaŋ-ˈkrid-əl\ adjective

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