Definition of oriental sore in English:

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oriental sore

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A form of leishmaniasis occurring in Asia and Africa, causing open ulcers.
Example sentences
  • After the malaria problems were cleared up, discoveries of other protozoan diseases followed in quick succession: dum dum fever, oriental sore and allied diseases of the far east.
  • The clinical features of 21 smear positive cases of oriental sore from Jodhpur district studied during a period of 1 year have been described.
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