oriental sore

noun

Medical Definition of oriental sore

: a skin disease caused by a protozoan of the genus Leishmania (L. tropica) that is marked by persistent granulomatous and ulcerating lesions and occurs widely in Asia and in tropical regions

called also Baghdad boil, Natal sore

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“Oriental sore.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oriental%20sore. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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