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chancre


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chancre 
  n  :  a  small  hard  painless  nodule  at  the  site  of  entry  of  a 
  pathogen  (as  syphilis) 




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