American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Development of an ulcer.
- n. An ulcer or an ulcerous condition.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The formation of an ulcer.
- n. The result of such formation; an ulcer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The process of forming an ulcer, or of becoming ulcerous; the state of being ulcerated; also, an ulcer.
- n. a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
- n. the process of ulcer formation; the process of becoming ulcerated
“-- The condition usually known as ulceration of the womb, is not what is commonly termed ulceration elsewhere, but would be more properly termed abrasion, or erosion.”
“The form of ulceration which is presented by cancer in its latest stages bears so great a resemblance to suppurative ulceration that the two things have long since been compared.”
“What remorse and useless regrets add to the misery of their wretched existence as they daily watch the progress of a malignant ulceration which is destroying their organs of speech, or burrowing deep into the recesses of the skull, penetrating even to the brain itself!”
“The distinction between the two varieties of cool and warm, however, may easily be determined by remembering the fact that in most cases the first, or cool, is due to a simple exostosis, while the second is generally connected with disease of the articulation, such as ulceration of the articular surface -- a condition which, as we proceed further, will receive our attention when we reach the subject of stringhalt.”
“However, potential complications include: bleeding infection skin blistering, scarring or ulceration nerve damage injury to surrounding structures (skin, nerves or organs) allergic reaction to X-ray dye or sclerosant blood in the urine”
“When someone takes too much iron, the first effect is irritation and ulceration of the stomach lining.”
“Studies show that Andrographis protects the liver from toxins and protects the stomach from ulceration by several different mechanisms.”
“Anyway, at this point the ulceration on the right ankle has healed completely, which is a relief.”
“Ulcerative colitis is marked by the inflammation and ulceration of innermost lining of the bowel, which can cause bloody stools, severe diarrhea and frequent abdominal pain.”
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