from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A soft, highly infectious, nonsyphilitic venereal ulcer of the genital region, caused by the bacillus Hemophilus ducreyi. Also called soft chancre.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sexually transmitted infection characterized by painful sores on the genitalia.
- n. A sore characteristic of this infection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A venereal sore, resembling a chancre in its seat and some external characters, but differing from it in being the starting point of a purely local process and never of a systemic disease; -- called also soft chancre.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a chancre.
- n. A virulent ulcer, almost always situated on the genitals, and communicated in sexual intercourse by contact of its pus, usually with a breach of surface.
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- n. infectious venereal ulcer
French chancroïde, from chancre, chancre; see chancre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)