Definition of


  1. (noun, state) a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

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Synonyms of Ulcer


Origin of the word Ulcer

  1. c.1400, from O.Fr. ulcere, from V.L. ulcerem, from L. ulcus (gen. ulceris) "ulcer," from PIE base *elk-es- "wound" (cf. Gk. elkos). more

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