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Definitions of ulcer:

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: noun

A lesion of a cutaneous or mucous surface, caused by a molecular disintegration of the superficial parts, attended usually by more or less suppuration. A wound, or superficial loss of tissue due to traumatism, is not primarily an ulcer, but may become such if the healing process is arrested or the wound becomes infected with pyogenic microorganisms.

part of speech: noun

Purulent accumulation and exudation.

Usage examples for ulcer:

  • Aden is for Asiatics a hot- bed of scurry and ulcer "First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar", Richard F. Burton
  • If torn from their hold, the suckers remain behind and form an ulcer "Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon", J. Emerson Tennent
  • Simeon was deceived, and lifted his foot to step out into the chariot, when the angel vanished, and in punishment for his presumption an ulcer appeared upon his thigh. "A Short History of Monks and Monasteries", Alfred Wesley Wishart

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1. Resembling albumin. 2. Any protein. 3. Scleroprotein, glutinoid, a simple protein present in horny and cartilaginous tissues; it is insoluble in neutral solvents; keratin, gelatin, elastin, and collagen are albuminoids. ...