chancroid

noun chan·croid \ ˈshaŋ-ˌkrȯid \

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

chancroidal

play \shaŋ-ˈkrȯi-dᵊl\ adjective

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1858

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chancroid

noun chan·croid \ ˈshaŋ-ˌkrȯid \

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

chancroidal

play \shaŋ-ˈkrȯid-ᵊl\ adjective

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