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chancre Explained

chancre at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1605, "venereal ulcer," from Fr. chancre, lit. "cancer," from L. cancer (see cancer). ///

chancre at French => English Of Explained:


chancre at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Primary sore or ulcer at the site of entry of a pathogen; specifically, the typical skin lesion of primary infectious syphilis. In women, it is often internal and may go unnoticed. This single red papule (bump), usually occurring about three weeks after infection, and painless regional lymph-node swelling are the major signs of early-stage syphilis. Identification of Treponema pallidum in its fluid makes the diagnosis. The chancre heals in two to six weeks, but syphilis progresses unless treated with penicillin.

chancre at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "chancre":
French disease, Spanish pox, VD, abscess, acquired syphilis,
aposteme, balanitis gangrenosa, bed sore, blain, bleb, blister,
boil, bubo, bulla, bunion, canker, canker sore, carbuncle,
cerebral tabes, chancroid, chilblain, clap, claps, climatic bubo,
cold sore, congenital syphilis, constitutional syphilis, dose,
dose of clap, eschar, felon, fester, festering, fever blister,
fifth venereal disease, fistula, furuncle, furunculus, gathering,
general paresis, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale,
granuloma venereum, great pox, gumboil, hard chancre, hemorrhoids,
kibe, latent syphilis, lesion, locomotor ataxia, morbus Gallicus,
papula, papule, paralytic dementia, paresis, paronychia, parulis,
petechia, piles, pimple, pock, polyp, pox, pudendal ulcer, pustule,
rising, scab, simple chancre, social disease, soft chancre, sore,
stigma, sty, suppuration, swelling, syph, syphilis,
syphilitic meningoencephalitis, tabes, tabes dorsales,
tertiary syphilis, tropical bubo, tubercle, ulcer, ulceration,
venereal disease, wale, welt, wheal, whelk, whitlow, wound

Chancre at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chancre \Chan"cre\, n. [F. chancere. See {Cancer}.] (Med.)
A venereal sore or ulcer; specifically, the initial lesion of
true syphilis, whether forming a distinct ulcer or not; --
called also {hard chancre}, {indurated chancre}, and
{Hunterian chancre}.

{Soft chancre}. A chancroid. See {Chancroid}.

chancre at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a
pathogen (as syphilis)

chancre at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » chancre||cancer|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » cancer|lang=la, originally meaning “crab”.
Cognate to Inter: term » canker.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈʃæŋ.kɚ/
Inter: rfap » UK|UK
Inter: rfap » US|US


Inter: en-nou » n
  • skin lesion, sometimes associated with certain contagious diseases like syphilis.


    Inter: trans-top » lesion
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|chancro|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » en|canker


    * chancer



    From Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » cancer|lang=la, cancrum.


    * Inter: IPA » /ʃɑ̃kʁ/|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • Inter: obsolete » lang=fr lobster, crab
    1. Inter: medicine » lang=fr canker, chancre

      Related terms

      * Inter: l » fr|cancre, Inter: l » fr|cancer

    Translation: et » chancre
    Translation: el » chancre
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    Translation: io » chancre
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    Translation: ru » chancre
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    Translation: zh » chancre