chancre

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

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chancre ‎(plural chancres)

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French, from Latin cancer, cancrum.

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chancre m ‎(plural chancres)

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

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin cancer.

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chancre m (plural chancres)

  1. cancer (cancerous cell mutation)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cancer.

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chancre m (plural chancres)

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

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