ulceration

noun
ul·cer·a·tion | \ˌəl-sə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of ulceration 

1 : the process of becoming ulcerated : the state of being ulcerated

2 : ulcer

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Other Words from ulceration

ulcerative \ˈəl-sə-ˌrā-tiv, ˈəls-rə-, ˈəl-sə-rə- \ adjective

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Mild ulcerations indicated that the plastic had been stuck there for some time. David Doubilet, National Geographic, "How a Seal Pup Died With a Plastic Wrapper in Its Stomach," 31 May 2018 This deformity can eventually lead to open sores or ulcerations, which if left untreated could result in amputation. Orthocincy - Vincent J. Sammarco, Cincinnati.com, "Treatment for Charcot Foot Disease," 22 Jan. 2018 Perhaps the rectal wall could suffer some ulceration or reaction to the gel. Dr. Jared Heiner, idahostatesman, "New treatment offers relief to prostate cancer patients | Idaho Statesman," 19 Feb. 2018 Chronic desiccation, or extreme dryness, of the eye’s surface can result in scarring and even infectious ulceration. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Dry eye can be an annoying, but treatable condition," 2 Nov. 2017 Untreated, severe dry eye disease can result in scarring, ulceration, infection and even perforation of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye that protects the iris, pupil and anterior chamber and accounts for much of the eye’s optical power. Jane E. Brody, idahostatesman, "Take steps to minimize irritation from dry eyes," 4 Aug. 2017 Untreated, severe dry eye disease can result in scarring, ulceration, infection and even perforation of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye that protects the iris, pupil and anterior chamber and accounts for much of the eye’s optical power. Jane E. Brody, idahostatesman, "Take steps to minimize irritation from dry eyes," 4 Aug. 2017 Untreated, severe dry eye disease can result in scarring, ulceration, infection and even perforation of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye that protects the iris, pupil and anterior chamber and accounts for much of the eye’s optical power. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "Dry Eyes Deserve Attention," 31 July 2017 Within days, breathing became more onerous and the weeping ulcerations on his feet became rawer; there was blood draining from his right foot now, and a terrible odor. Jon Mooallem, New York Times, "One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die," 3 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of ulceration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ulceration

noun
ul·cer·ation | \ˌəl-sə-ˈrā-shən \

Medical Definition of ulceration 

: the process of becoming ulcerated : the state of being ulcerated

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