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Meaning of ULCER

Pronunciation:  'ulsur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

ULCER is a 5 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: ulceration
 See Also: aphthous ulcer, bedsore, canker, chancroid, decubitus ulcer, lesion, noli-me-tangere, noma, peptic ulcer, peptic ulceration, pressure sore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ul"cer\, n. [F. ulc[`e]re, L. ulcus, gen. ulceris, akin
    to Gr. ?.]
    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.
  2. \Ul"cer\, v. t.
    To ulcerate. [R.] --Fuller.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: sore on the skin surface or on the stomach lining.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an ulcer in your dream means withdrawal from or loss of friends and loved ones.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A sore, often deep, sometimes inflamed, which heals slowly or not at all. Stomach ulcers are caused by a bacterium called H. pylori