Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

Ducrey's bacillus

play
noun Du·crey's bacillus \dü-ˈkrāz-\

Medical Definition of Ducrey's bacillus

  1. :  a gram-negative bacillus of the genus Haemophilus (H. ducreyi) that is the causative agent of chancroid



Biographical Note for ducrey's bacillus

Ducrey \dü-ˈkrā\play , Augusto (1860–1940), Italian dermatologist. Ducrey published in 1889 an announcement of his discovery of the organism which causes chancroid and now bears his name.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Ducrey's bacillus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin prompt angry oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ