chancre

noun
chan·​cre | \ ˈshaŋ-kər How to pronounce chancre (audio) \

Definition of chancre

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

Other Words from chancre

chancrous \ ˈshaŋ-​k(ə-​)rəs How to pronounce chancrous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of chancre

1585, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chancre

French, from Old French, from Latin cancer

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chancre

noun
chan·​cre | \ ˈshaŋ-kər How to pronounce chancre (audio) \

Medical Definition of chancre

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

Other Words from chancre

chancrous \ -​k(ə-​)rəs How to pronounce chancrous (audio) \ adjective

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