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chancre:

see syphilissyphilis
, contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum (described by Fritz Schaudinn and Erich Hoffmann in 1905). Syphilis was not widely recognized until an epidemic in Europe at the end of the 15th cent.
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chancre

[′shaŋ·kər]
(medicine)
A lesion or ulcer at the site of primary inoculation by an infecting organism.
The initial lesion of syphilis.

chancre

Pathol a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis
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5) You don't have to pull down your partner's pants, either: Treponema pallidum jumps from oral chancres to oral abrasions with acrobatic ease.
By the end of The Intuitionist, Lila Mae has bested Chancre, Natchez, and the international corporations of United and Arbo, and is the sole possessor of the complete collection of Fulton's lost notebooks.
Giemsa-stained smears of peripheral blood, bone marrow, lymph node aspiration or chancre fluid are used to detect trypanosomes.
Is it not obvious that, by creating new jobs for the impoverished sector of the population, we are on the way to scoring a little victorious revolution against exclusionism, which is a tender chancre or worse, a hard lump growing in our universal civilization, a civilization in which the Republic is not, moreover, the worst place to live?
Her coaches for the part included Natalia Makarova, who in 1980 staged the full-length version of the ballet for ABT, giving American audiences their first chancre to see it.
Although an infant can be infected by direct contact with a primary chancre at the time of delivery, this case was the direct result of vertical/hematogenous transmission in a clinical setting of inadequate prenatal care.
The first symptom of primary syphilis is an ulcer called a chancre ("shan-ker").
Principals' feelings about change were inversely related to how they thought about change and the extent to which they reported they were willing to work to facilitate chancre.
As for the former, the medical examination required of all women who applied to receive a foundling to nurse included a careful inspection for the signs of syphilis - both evidence of a primary (vaginal) chancre or a secondary rash or sore.
pallidum causes an ulcerlike sore, called a chancre, on the genitals.
Primary syphilis, the first stage, is characterized by the appearance of a chancre occurring 10 to 90 days after sexual contact.
The speaker mockingly narrates the drunken captain's erotic triumphs after invading La Rochelle (probably inviting readers to recognize a pun on "La Roche," Catherine's nickname) and warns him, should he travel to Poitiers, to avoid venereal disease: "Gardez vous ce pendant d'apporter de Poitou / Au lieu d'un bon butin, ou un chancre ou un clou" ("Avoid, meantime, bringing back from Poitou / Instead of rich booty, a canker or corn," 93).