Definitions for ulcerˈʌl sər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue, the formation of pus, etc.
Ref: peptic ulcer.
any corrupting or disrupting condition, element, etc.
Origin of ulcer:
1350–1400; ME < L ulcer-, s. of ulcus; akin to Gk hélkos
a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
An open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection.
a solution of continuity in any of the soft parts of the body, discharging purulent matter, found on a surface, especially one of the natural surfaces of the body, and originating generally in a constitutional disorder; a sore discharging pus. It is distinguished from an abscess, which has its beginning, at least, in the depth of the tissues
fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A lesion on the surface of the skin or a mucous surface, produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.
Translations for ulcer
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of sore that does not heal easily, on the skin or inside the body
a mouth/stomach ulcer.
- sweer, maagseerAfrikaans
- úlceraPortuguese (BR)
- das GeschwürGerman
- åbent sår; mavesårDanish
- (opið) (maga)sár, særiIcelandic
- ټت،ناسور، په بده اوښتى دانهPashto
- sår, rötsårSwedish
- 潰瘍Chinese (Trad.)
- السر، ناسورUrdu
- chố loétVietnamese
- 溃疡Chinese (Simp.)
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