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rodent ulcer

noun

Definition of rodent ulcer

  1. :  a chronic persisting ulcer of the exposed skin and especially of the face that is destructive locally, spreads slowly, and is usually a carcinoma derived from basal cells



Origin and Etymology of rodent ulcer

Latin rodent-, rodens gnawing


First Known Use: 1853


Medical Dictionary

rodent ulcer

noun

Medical Definition of rodent ulcer

  1. :  a chronic persistent ulcer of the exposed skin and especially of the face that is destructive locally, spreads slowly, and is usually a carcinoma derived from basal cells




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