ulceration

noun

ul·​cer·​a·​tion ˌəl-sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce ulceration (audio)
1
: the process of becoming ulcerated : the state of being ulcerated
2
: ulcer
ulcerative adjective

Examples of ulceration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They should always be stretched out to avoid potentially cutting off circulation or getting ulceration from the pressure of the socks bunching. Nsisong Bassey, Verywell Health, 15 Mar. 2024 Other adverse health effects from hexavalent chromium exposure includes nasal and sinus cancers, kidney and liver damage, nasal and skin irritation and ulceration and eye irritation and damage. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 14 Mar. 2024 The ulcerations and conjunctivitis, which have since received treatment, left the kitten with heavy clouding and scarring on his eyes. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 Bloody diarrhea can be the result of various medical conditions, such as anal fissures, infections, or ulcerations. Kasandra Brabaw, Health, 25 Aug. 2023 Symptoms include dark discoloration in the skin, especially in the fingertips, nose and ears; Raynaud’s phenomenon (this can occur with many diseases or by itself); ulceration; and pain upon swallowing cold foods or liquids. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 2 Aug. 2023 Another side effect is skin ulcerations that can rapidly worsen and, without treatment, require amputation. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2023 Today, it is covered by most insurance plans, because it is recognized as a beneficial procedure to prevent ulceration and blood clots. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 11 May 2023 Xylazine can cause severe, necrotic skin ulcerations in humans and the rotting may lead to amputation, according to the DEA. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 28 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ulceration was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ulceration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulceration. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

ulceration

noun
ul·​cer·​a·​tion ˌəl-sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce ulceration (audio)
1
: the process of forming or state of having an ulcer
2
: ulcer

Medical Definition

ulceration

noun
ul·​cer·​ation ˌəl-sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce ulceration (audio)
: the process of becoming ulcerated : the state of being ulcerated

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