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ulcer

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ulcer

noun ul·cer \ˈəl-sər\

medical : a painful, sore area inside or outside the body

Full Definition of ULCER

1
:  a break in skin or mucous membrane with loss of surface tissue, disintegration and necrosis of epithelial tissue, and often pus
2
:  something that festers and corrupts like an open sore
ulcer verb

Origin of ULCER

Middle English, from Latin ulcer-, ulcus; akin to Greek helkos wound
First Known Use: 14th century

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