Ulcer

Definition of Ulcer

Ul´cer
n.1.(Med.) 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.Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.
Cold ulcer
(Med.) an ulcer on a finger or toe, due to deficient circulation and nutrition. In such cases the extremities are cold.
v. t.1.To ulcerate.

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abdominal hernia, abscess, aposteme, bane, bed sore, blain, bleb, blight, blister, boil, bubo, bulla, bunion, cancer, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, chilblain, cold sore, colitis, curse, disease, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, duodenal ulcer, duodenitis, eruption, eschar, esophagal ulcer, esophagitis, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, furuncle, furunculus, gastritis, gathering, gumboil, hemorrhoids, hiatal hernia, inflammation, kibe, lesion, megacolon, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, peptic ulcer, peritonitis, pestilence, petechia, piles, pimple, plague, pock, poison, polyp, pustule, rising, scab, scourge, soft chancre, sore, stigma, stomach ulcer, sty, suppuration, swelling, tubercle, ulceration, wale, welt, wheal, whelk, whitlow, wound
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