What does ulcer mean?

Definitions for ulcerˈʌl sər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ulcer.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ulcer

    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

  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

Anagrams for ulcer »

  1. cruel

  2. lucre


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ulcer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ulcer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Socrates:

    Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

  2. Duffy Jennings:

    The Zodiac case gnawed at him, he said it gave him an ulcer.

  3. Ardeshir Bayat:

    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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