Definitions

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. infectious venereal ulcer

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French chancroïde, from chancre, chancre; see chancre.

Examples

  • = The chancroid plant = causes a very nasty sore, the _chancroid_, which often destroys much flesh and causes buboes.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • Some, like ceftriaxone, can be useful for treating sexually transmitted diseases such as chancroid, eye infections in newborns, or gonorrhea that is resistant to penicillin.

    Chapter 31

  • This month it was revealed that US academics, funded by the National Institutes of Health, infected mentally incapacitated patients, prisoners, sex workers and soldiers from Guatemala with syphilis, gonorrhoea and chancroid during the 1940s.

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  • They conducted similar experiments involving gonorrhea and chancroid and on soldiers in an army barracks and on men and women in the National Mental Health Hospital.

    U.S. infected Guatemalans for STD tests

  • The chancroid studies involve 142 subjects, including 138 who became infected and 129 who received treatment.

    U.S. infected Guatemalans for STD tests

  • After years of being demeaned by imperious doctors, the district's 2,000 sex workers had stopped seeking treatment -- even free treatment -- for chancroid, syphilis and gonorrhea.

    The Life of a Virus Hunter

  • The effects of these STDs are as ugly as their names: gonorrhea, syphilis, crabs, warts, chancroid, chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease, human papilloma virus, herpes.

    The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make

  • She helped me teach my last period at the Secondary school we reviewed STDs and then watched a powerful, GRAPHIC, but I think very educational video on STDs which shows up-close shots of syphillis, chancroid, gonorrhea, etc.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • I cause chancroid, a disease which is sexually transmitted.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • For STIs that cause genital ulcers, such as syphilis, herpes, and chancroid, or for human papillomavirus HPV—genital warts—the protection is decreased because the condom may not cover all of the areas that could transmit the infection.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

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