Definition of chancre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃæŋkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæŋkər//
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a sore area on the body, which is not painful, especially one on the outer sex organs, caused by disease Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French, from Latin cancer ‘creeping ulcer’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chancre