chancre

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French chancre (cancer), from Latin cancer, originally meaning “crab”. Cognate to canker.

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Noun[edit]

chancre (plural chancres)

  1. Skin lesion, sometimes associated with certain contagious diseases such as syphilis.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cancer, cancrum.

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Noun[edit]

chancre m (plural chancres)

  1. (obsolete) lobster, crab
  2. (medicine) canker, chancre

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cancer.

Noun[edit]

chancre m (plural chancres)

  1. (medicine) tumour, verruca; syphilis
  2. Guernsey crab

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  • houais (Guernsey crab)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin cancer.

Noun[edit]

chancre m (plural chancres)

  1. cancer (cancerous cell mutation)