ulcer


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ul·cer

 (ŭl′sər)
n.
1. A lesion of the skin or a mucous membrane such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia.
2. A corrupting condition or influence.

[Middle English, from Old French ulcere, from Latin ulcus, ulcer-.]

ulcer

(ˈʌlsə)
n
1. (Pathology) a disintegration of the surface of the skin or a mucous membrane resulting in an open sore that heals very slowly. See also peptic ulcer
2. a source or element of corruption or evil
[C14: from Latin ulcus; related to Greek helkos a sore]

ul•cer

(ˈʌl sər)

n.
1. a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue, the formation of pus, etc.
3. any corrupting or disrupting condition, element, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ulcer-, s. of ulcus; akin to Greek hélkos]

ul·cer

(ŭl′sər)
An inflamed sore on the skin or on a mucous membrane, as of the mouth or stomach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ulcer - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissueulcer - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
lesion - any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
aphthous ulcer - a blister on the mucous membranes of the lips or mouth or gastrointestinal tract
bedsore, decubitus ulcer, pressure sore - a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)
chancroid - infectious venereal ulcer
peptic ulcer, peptic ulceration - an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract
canker sore, canker - an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
noli-me-tangere - a cancerous ulcer of soft tissue and bone
noma - acute ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals; often seen in undernourished children

ulcer

noun sore, abscess, gathering, peptic ulcer, gumboil In addition to headaches, you may develop stomach ulcers.
Translations
قُرْحَةقُرْحَه
vřed
mavesår
haavaumahaavautuma
čir
fekély
sár, særi
潰瘍かいよう
궤양
čūla
ulcer
vred
čirgrizlicaгризлицачир
sår
แผลเปื่อย
ung nhọt

ulcer

[ˈʌlsəʳ] N
1. (Med) (internal) → úlcera f; (external) → llaga f
a mouth ulceruna llaga en la boca
2. (fig) → llaga f

ulcer

[ˈʌlsər] nulcère m
a stomach ulcer → un ulcère à l'estomac
a mouth ulcer → un aphteU-lock [ˈjuːlɒk] nantivol m en U

ulcer

n (Med) → Geschwür nt; (= stomach ulcer)Magengeschwür nt; (fig)Übel nt

ulcer

[ˈʌlsəʳ] n (gen) → ulcera, ulcerazione f
(stomach) ulcer → ulcera gastrica
mouth ulcer → afta

ulcer

(ˈalsə) noun
a kind of sore that does not heal easily, on the skin or inside the body. a mouth/stomach ulcer.

ulcer

قُرْحَة vřed mavesår Geschwür έλκος úlcera haavauma ulcère čir ulcera 潰瘍 궤양 zweer magesår wrzód úlcera язва sår แผลเปื่อย ülser ung nhọt 溃疡

ul·cer

n. úlcera, llaga o lesión en la piel o en la membrana mucosa con desintegración gradual de los tejidos. .

ulcer

n úlcera, llaga; aphthous — afta; decubitus — úlcera de decúbito (form), úlcera por presión, llaga debida a permanecer mucho tiempo sentado o encamado sin cambiar de posición; duodenal — úlcera duodenal or del duodeno; gastric — úlcera gástrica or del estómago; peptic — úlcera péptica; stress — úlcera de estrés
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They were the drainage of the great festering ulcer of society; they were hideous to look upon, sickening to talk to.
Immediately a place Before his eyes appeard, sad, noysom, dark, A Lazar-house it seemd, wherein were laid Numbers of all diseas'd, all maladies Of gastly Spasm, or racking torture, qualmes Of heart-sick Agonie, all feavorous kinds, Convulsions, Epilepsies, fierce Catarrhs, Intestin Stone and Ulcer, Colic pangs, Dropsies, and Asthma's, and Joint-racking Rheums.
This act would not be a little patch on the face of his reputation to embellish it, but a very malignant ulcer to disfigure it.
I should say, as I was saying, that it is the finest, ripest, perforating ulcer of the bacillus leprae order, that any San Francisco doctor has had the honour of presenting to the board of health.
I had become convinced that Ernest was right when he sneered at charity as a poulticing of an ulcer.
Then the king stroked the ulcers, while the reading continued; finally, the patient graduated and got his nickel -- the king hanging it around his neck himself -- and was dismissed.
The royal Confessor was endowed by heaven with power to cleanse the ulcers of the body, but only God himself can cure the leprosy of the soul.
For he that turneth the humors back, and maketh the wound bleed inwards, endangereth malign ulcers, and pernicious imposthumations.
Laughing, he went to the first of his cases, a boy with tuberculous ulcers, and removed his bandages.
A poor old tramp explains his poor old ulcers,'" he muttered, remembering his Henly.
He never caught fever; nor coughs nor colds; dysentery passed him by; and the malignant ulcers and vile skin diseases that attack blacks and whites alike in that climate never fastened upon him.
All on board suffered from perforating ulcers and from the maddening itch of ngari-ngari.