Definition of Chancre

1. Noun. A small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis).

Group relationships: Lues, Lues Venerea, Pox, Syph, Syphilis, Deer Fly Fever, Rabbit Fever, Tularaemia, Tularemia, Yatobyo
Generic synonyms: Sore
Derivative terms: Chancrous

Definition of Chancre

1. n. 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.

Definition of Chancre

1. Noun. skin lesion, sometimes associated with certain contagious diseases like syphilis. ¹

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Definition of Chancre

1. a hard-based sore [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chancre

1. The primary skin lesion of syphilis which begins at the site of infection after an interval of 10-30 days as a papule or red ulcerated skin lesion. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chancre

chances are
chancre (current term)
chancre redux
chancriform syndrome
chandelier sign

Literary usage of Chancre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"The риз of such a bubo can generate a simple chancre when inoculated. On the contrary, the bubo due to an infecting sore, which very rarely gives origin to ..."

2. A Treatise on the Venereal Disease by John Hunter, Freeman Josiah Bumstead, Ph. Ricord (1859)
"chancre. It remains to examine the laws of transmission of the indurated or infecting chancre. For reasons which will be evident hereafter, it is desirable, ..."

3. The Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1883)
"Bassereau also found a corres|K>n<lence between the severity of the chancre and that of the syphilitic eruption. Thus, of (J8 chancres which preceded a ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"The difficulty of recognition is all the more apparent when one considers how often the chancre may be atypical. With regard to the induration, ..."

5. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"The chancre, or primary lesion of syphilis, develops at the point of ... In a recent paper, Cole reported sixty-one cases of extra-genital chancre. ..."

6. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"chancre of the Tonsil—WILLIAM CHEATHAM—The American Pract. and News. August i, 1902. The author claims to have seen seven cases of the disease within ..."

7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1869)
"Even the base of the chancre seems to have altered its colour. ... He states that the camphor dressing also acts well in the secondary chancre, ..."

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