rodent ulcer

noun

Definition of rodent ulcer

: 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

First Known Use of rodent ulcer

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rodent ulcer

Latin rodent-, rodens gnawing

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The first known use of rodent ulcer was in 1853

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“Rodent ulcer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rodent%20ulcer. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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rodent ulcer

noun

Medical Definition of rodent ulcer

: 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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