chancroid

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noun chan·croid \ˈshaŋ-ˌkrȯid\

Definition of chancroid

  1. :  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

1858

First Known Use of chancroid

1858


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chancroid

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noun chan·croid \ˈshaŋ-ˌkrȯid\

Medical Definition of chancroid

  1. :  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

\shaŋ-ˈkrȯid-əl\play adjective

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