Definitions for ulcerˈʌl sər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ul•cerˈʌl sər(n.)

  1. a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue, the formation of pus, etc.

    Category: Pathology

  2. Category: Pathology

    Ref: peptic ulcer.

  3. any corrupting or disrupting condition, element, etc.

Origin of ulcer:

1350–1400; ME < L ulcer-, s. of ulcus; akin to Gk hélkos

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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.

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