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

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Other Words from chancre

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

Examples of chancre in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Syphilis: If your partner has chancres (firm, round sores) that aren’t covered by the condom, the infection can spread to you. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "19 Condom Mistakes You Don't Want to Make," 29 Aug. 2019 In the primary stage, chancres (usually firm, round, and painless) appear at the site of infection. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "We Need to Talk About Syphilis," 28 May 2019

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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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The first known use of chancre was in 1585

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“Chancre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chancre. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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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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