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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ul′sėr, n. a dangerous sore, discharging matter: (fig.) a sore, a strain.—v.i. Ul′cerate, to be formed into an ulcer.—v.t to affect with an ulcer or ulcers.—n. Ulcerā′tion, that part or effect of an inflammatory process in which the materials of inflamed tissues, liquefied or degenerate, are cast off, in solution or very minute particles, from free surfaces, or, more rarely, are absorbed from the substance of the body: an ulcer.—adjs. Ul′cered, affected with an ulcer; Ul′cerous, of the nature of an ulcer: affected with an ulcer.—adv. Ul′cerously, in an ulcerous manner.—n. Ul′cerousness. [Fr. ulcère—L. ulcus, ulcĕris; Gr. helkos, a wound.]
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ulcer' in Nouns Frequency: #2337
The numerical value of ulcer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ulcer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
The Zodiac case gnawed at him, he said it gave him an ulcer.
We had a patient, a 92-year-old lady, who had a skin ulcer for 20 years, even after getting treated with various dressings, after we treated her with decellularized dermis, she healed within four weeks.
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- Geschwür, UlcusGerman
- úlcera, llagaSpanish
- haavautuma, haava, haavaumaFinnish
- neasgaidScottish Gaelic
- 궤양, 潰瘍Korean
- vomica, ulcus, ulcerisLatin
- kōmaoa, katitohe, ipuipu, kehaMāori
- гризлица, чир, čir, grizlicaSerbo-Croatian
- kanseraluuk, stomägaluuk, luukVolapük
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