ulceration




Definitions of ulceration
  1. noun

    the process of ulcer formation; the process of becoming ulcerated

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    type of:

    biological process, organic process

    a process occurring in living organisms

  2. noun

    a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

    synonyms:
    ulcer
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    aphthous ulcer

    a blister on the mucous membranes of the lips or mouth or gastrointestinal tract
    bedsore, decubitus ulcer, pressure sore

    a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)
    chancroid

    infectious venereal ulcer
    peptic ulcer, peptic ulceration

    an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract
    canker, canker sore

    an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
    noli-me-tangere

    a cancerous ulcer of soft tissue and bone
    noma

    acute ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals; often seen in undernourished children
    duodenal ulcer

    a peptic ulcer of the duodenum
    gastric ulcer

    a peptic ulcer of the stomach
    type of:

    lesion

    any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part

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