a city in SW Guangdong province, SE China, on an inlet of the South China Sea.
the absence of any cause of events that can be predicted, understood, or controlled: often personified or treated as a positive agency: Chance governs all. luck or fortune: a game of chance. a possibility or probability of anything happening: a fifty-percent chance of success. an opportune or favorable time; opportunity: Now is your chance. Baseball. […]
the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a more or less distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base. noun (pathol) a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis n. also chanker, “venereal ulcer,” c.1600, from French chancre (15c.), literally “cancer,” from Latin cancer (see […]
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 […]