Definition of rodent ulcer in English:

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rodent ulcer

Pronunciation: /ˈrōdnt ˈəlsər/


A slow-growing malignant tumor of the face (basal cell carcinoma).
Example sentences
  • The enlargement of the liver was usually noted clinically, once thought to be due to secondary growths from a rodent ulcer of the face, once regarded as hypertrophic cirrhosis.
  • Also known as a rodent ulcer, this is the most common form of malignant skin cancer.
  • As the lesion enlarges, it outgrows its blood supply and ulcerates, forming a so-called rodent ulcer.

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Syllabification: ro·dent ul·cer

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