What is another word for chancre?

Pronunciation: [t͡ʃˈankə] (IPA)

Chancre is a medical term used to refer to a lesion that appears on the skin or mucous membranes as a result of syphilis infection. Though it is a specific condition, there are various synonyms that are used interchangeably to describe similar symptoms. These include ulcer, sore, blister, pustule, canker, lesion, and abrasion. These synonyms may refer to different aspects of the condition such as appearance, location, or severity. It is important to note that not all ulcers, sores, or lesions are caused by syphilis infection and medical attention should be sought to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.

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What are the hypernyms for Chancre?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Chancre?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for chancre (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Chancre?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Chancre

He had had the chancre for six weeks before applying to me, but had been, he said, ashamed to consult a physician.
"The Electric Bath"
George M. Schweig
The secondary manifestations of the disease usually appear before the chancre has healed.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition."
Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson

Famous quotes with Chancre

  • Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.
    Ernest Hemingway
  • Dr Williams’s book is about a number of nineteenth-century French writers who caught syphilis and probably died of paresis. They are Baudelaire, Jules de Goncourt, Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant and Daudet. A similar book could probably be written about nineteenth-century British writers, including such unlikely victims of syphilis as John Keats and Edward Lear. People were not so frightened of the disease as we are. Few physicians saw the connection between cerebral degeneration and the primary chancre: when the secondary stage of the infection had healed, it was generally assumed that everything was over and lightning would not strike the tree again. This was Baudelaire’s belief. One could even rejoice at picking up the pox: it was not merely an inoculation; it advertised one’s virility to the world....
    Anthony Burgess

Related words: herpes chancre, chancre eruption, chancre sore, chancre discharge, chancre symptoms, causes of chancre

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