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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.


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