Definition of chancre in English:

chancre

Syllabification: chan·cre
Pronunciation: /ˈkaNGkər, ˈSHaNG-
 
/

noun

Medicine
  • A painless ulcer, particularly one developing on the genitals as a result of venereal disease.
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    • Primary syphilis is most often associated with a single, painless chancre, although it can manifest in other ways (i.e., multiple chancres, painful papules or ulcers, or no lesions).
    • The subject developed, firstly, the typical gleet of gonorrhoea, then went on to produce a chancre and then the manifestations of secondary syphilis.
    • In addition to leprosy, foreigners seeking work permits are now required to be tested for tuberculosis and the sexually transmitted diseases syphilis, chlamydia and chancres.

Origin

late 16th century: from French, from Latin cancer 'creeping ulcer'.

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