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

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chancroidal \ shaŋ-​ˈkrȯi-​dᵊl How to pronounce chancroidal (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of chancroid

1858, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other Words from chancroid

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

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