Definitions for: Chancre


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

See Also: deer fly fever, pox, rabbit fever, sore, syph, syphilis, tularaemia, tularemia, yatobyo

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