chancroid

noun
chan·​croid | \ ˈshaŋ-ˌkrȯid How to pronounce chancroid (audio) \

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

Other Words from chancroid

chancroidal \ shaŋ-​ˈkrȯi-​dᵊl How to pronounce chancroid (audio) \ adjective

Examples of chancroid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four STDs are monitored nationwide and nationally notifiable to the CDC: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and chancroid. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 8 Oct. 2019 Other groups—mental patients and prisoners—had additionally been exposed to syphilis and chancroid. Sushma Subramanian, Slate Magazine, 26 Feb. 2017

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1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Chancroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chancroid. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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chancroid

noun
chan·​croid | \ ˈshaŋ-ˌkrȯid How to pronounce chancroid (audio) \

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 at ducrey&

Other Words from chancroid

chancroidal \ shaŋ-​ˈkrȯid-​ᵊl How to pronounce chancroid (audio) \ adjective

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