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

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chancroidal \shaŋ-ˈkrȯi-dᵊl \ adjective

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Other groups—mental patients and prisoners—had additionally been exposed to syphilis and chancroid. Sushma Subramanian, Slate Magazine, "Worse Than Tuskegee," 26 Feb. 2017

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1858, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other words from chancroid

chancroidal \shaŋ-ˈkrȯid-ᵊl \ adjective

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