from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Development of an ulcer.
  • noun An ulcer or an ulcerous condition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The formation of an ulcer.
  • noun The result of such formation; an ulcer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The process of forming an ulcer, or of becoming ulcerous; the state of being ulcerated; also, an ulcer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The development of an ulcer
  • noun An ulcerous condition

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  • noun the process of ulcer formation; the process of becoming ulcerated


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