the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a more or less distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base.
(pathol) a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis
also chanker, “venereal ulcer,” c.1600, from French chancre (15c.), literally “cancer,” from Latin cancer (see cancer).
chancre chan·cre (shāng’kər)
The primary lesion of syphilis; a hard, nonsensitive, dull red papule or area of infiltration that begins at the site of infection after an interval of 10 to 30 days. Also called hard chancre, hard ulcer.
chan’crous (-krəs) adj.
chancriform chan·cri·form (shāng’krə-fôrm’) adj. Resembling chancre.
an infectious venereal ulcer with a soft base. noun a soft venereal ulcer, esp of the male genitals, caused by infection with the bacillus Haemophilus ducreyi adjective relating to or resembling a chancroid or chancre chancroid chan·croid (shāng’kroid’) n. An infectious venereal ulcer at the site of infection by Haemophilus ducreyi beginning after an incubation […]
uncertain, hazardous, or risky. random; haphazard; subject to chance. Chiefly Scot. lucky1 . adjective chancier, chanciest (informal) of uncertain outcome or temperament; risky adj. 1510s, “lucky, foreboding good fortune,” from chance (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “uncertain, subject to risk” is recorded from 1860. The possible sense “full of opportunity” seems to have been used […]
of or relating to an enamel piece or enameling technique in which enamel is fused onto the incised or hollowed areas of a metal base. an enamel piece made by the champlevé method. the technique used to produce champlevé enamels. adjective of or relating to a process of enamelling by which grooves are cut into […]