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Ulcer

Correct spelling for ulcer

Medical definition of ulcer:

A lesion of a cutaneous or mucous surface, caused by a molecular disintegration of the superficial parts, attended usually by more or less suppuration. A wound, or superficial loss of tissue due to traumatism, is not primarily an ulcer, but may become such if the healing process is arrested or the wound becomes infected with pyogenic microorganisms.

Usage examples for ulcer:

  • It was its " bleeding ulcer "Spenser (English Men of Letters Series), – R. W. Church"
  • It then became adherent, and in about a fortnight it separated, leaving the ulcer healed. "An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers, – John Higginbottom"
  • He has been long subject to ulcers of the legs, and he had a similar ulcer to the present one in the same situation, some years ago, which proved extremely difficult to heal under usual remedies. "An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers, – John Higginbottom"

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