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ulcer British & World English

An open sore on an external or internal surface of the body, caused by a break in the skin or mucous membrane which fails to heal. Ulcers range from small, painful sores in the mouth to bedsores and serious lesions of the stomach or intestine

ulcer English Thesaurus

most leg ulcers will heal spontaneously

peptic ulcer British & World English

A lesion in the lining (mucosa) of the digestive tract, typically in the stomach or duodenum, caused by the digestive action of pepsin and stomach acid

rodent ulcer British & World English

A slow-growing malignant tumour of the face (basal cell carcinoma)

decubitus ulcer British & World English

Technical term for bedsore.