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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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