an infectious venereal ulcer, usually on or about the genitals, caused by a bacterium (Hemophilus ducreyi); soft chancre
Origin of chancroidchancr(e) + -oid
A soft, venereal, highly infectious ulcer of the genital region, caused by the bacterium Hemophilus ducreyi. Also called soft chancre .
Origin of chancroidFrench chancroïde from chancre chancre ; see chancre .