an infectious venereal ulcer with a soft base.
a soft venereal ulcer, esp of the male genitals, caused by infection with the bacillus Haemophilus ducreyi
relating to or resembling a chancroid or chancre
chancroid chan·croid (shāng’kroid’)
An infectious venereal ulcer at the site of infection by Haemophilus ducreyi beginning after an incubation period of 3 to 5 days. Also called soft ulcer, venereal ulcer.
chan’croi’dal (-kroid’l) adj.
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 […]
an abrupt climbing turn in which an aircraft almost stalls while using its momentum to gain a higher rate of climb. to perform a chandelle. noun (aeronautics) an abrupt climbing turn almost to the point of stalling, in which an aircraft’s momentum is used to increase its rate of climb verb (intransitive) to carry out […]
noun a port in E India, in S West Bengal on the Hooghly River: a former French settlement (1686–1950). Pop: 162 166 (2001)