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ulcermore about ulcer


  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  {Weak  conjugation}  (Gram.),  the  conjugation  of  weak  verbs;  -- 
  called  also  {new,  or  regular,  conjugation},  and 
  distinguished  from  the  old  or  irregular,  conjugation. 
  {Weak  declension}  (Anglo-Saxon  Gram.),  the  declension  of  weak 
  nouns;  also  one  of  the  declensions  of  adjectives. 
  {Weak  side},  the  side  or  aspect  of  a  person's  character  or 
  disposition  by  which  he  is  most  easily  affected  or 
  influenced;  weakness;  infirmity. 
  {Weak  sore}  or  {ulcer}  (Med.),  a  sore  covered  with  pale, 
  flabby,  sluggish  granulations. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ulcer  \Ul"cer\,  n.  [F.  ulc[`e]re,  L.  ulcus,  gen.  ulceris  akin 
  to  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  (Med.)  A  solution  of  continuity  in  any  of  the  soft  parts 
  of  the  body,  discharging  purulent  matter,  found  on  a 
  surface,  especially  one  of  the  natural  surfaces  of  the 
  body,  and  originating  generally  in  a  constitutional 
  disorder;  a  sore  discharging  pus.  It  is  distinguished  from 
  an  abscess,  which  has  its  beginning,  at  least,  in  the 
  depth  of  the  tissues. 
  2.  Fig.:  Anything  that  festers  and  corrupts  like  an  open 
  sore;  a  vice  in  character. 
  {Cold  ulcer}  (Med.),  an  ulcer  on  a  finger  or  toe,  due  to 
  deficient  circulation  and  nutrition.  In  such  cases  the 
  extremities  are  cold. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ulcer  \Ul"cer\,  v.  t. 
  To  ulcerate.  [R.]  --Fuller. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  inflammatory  and  often  suppurating  lesion  on  the  skin  or 
  an  internal  mucous  surface  resulting  in  necrosis  of 
  tissue  [syn:  {ulceration}] 

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