Definitions for ulcerˈʌl sər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ulcer, ulceration(noun)

    a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue


  1. ulcer(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ulcer(noun)

    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

  2. Ulcer(noun)

    fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character

  3. Ulcer(verb)

    to ulcerate

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ulcer

    A lesion on the surface of the skin or a mucous surface, produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.


  1. Skin ulcer

    An ulcer is a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue. Ulcers can result in complete loss of the epidermis and often portions of the dermis and even subcutaneous fat. Ulcers are most common on the skin of the lower extremities and in the gastrointestinal tract. An ulcer that appears on the skin is often visible as an inflamed tissue with an area of reddened skin. A skin ulcer is often visible in the event of exposure to heat or cold, irritation, or a problem with blood circulation. They can also be caused due to a lack of mobility, which causes prolonged pressure on the tissues. This stress in the blood circulation is transformed to a skin ulcer, commonly known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers. Ulcers often become infected, and pus forms.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ulcer' in Nouns Frequency: #2337

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  1. cruel

  2. lucre

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