[ UK /t‍ʃˈɑːnkɐ/ ]
  1. a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
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How To Use chancre In A Sentence

  • The chancre is a painless round nodule of thickened tissue, usually with a smooth appearance. Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]
  • Secondary syphilis develops several weeks to months after the chancre appears.
  • In those not previously exposed to M. tuberculosis, miliary tuberculosis of the skin and tuberculosis chancre have been described.
  • American soldiers called the U.S. government “Uncle Chump from over the Hump” and referred to Chiang Kai-shek as “Chancre Jack.” The Last Empress
  • The _syphilis_ germ will grow first where it is rubbed in, causing a hard ulcer, called a chancre, and after that it travels through the entire body. Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition
  • You could have been given spider webs and violet fabric to wrap your chancre or sip tea made from deer horns but you were most likely to be dosed up with toxic heavy metals.
  • The disease is already systemic, or constitutional, and the chancre is the local expression of a constitutional disease. Woman Her Sex and Love Life
  • The first stage of infection during which an open sore called a chancre develops. Undefined
  • Venereal and main it is urethritis of sex of gonococcus of syphilis, clap, blame, acerb bleb of wet wart, genital, soft chancre, AIDS.
  • Dark-field microscopic examination of a swabbed sample from the chancre may reveal the presence of vibrating spirochetes, but this is technically difficult and the chancre often has resolved by this stage.
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