Definition of ulcerate in English:

ulcerate

Line breaks: ul¦cer|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈʌlsəreɪt
 
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verb

[no object]
  • Develop into or become affected by an ulcer: a small vesicle which ulcerates and spreads (as adjective ulcerated) the smell of his ulcerated leg
    More example sentences
    • The nodules and the papule on the affected finger began to ulcerate and produce a purulent discharge.
    • The vesicles rupture, and a painless, ulcerated, black eschar develops.
    • The papule becomes pustular and ulcerates, producing an ulcer crater with colorless exudate.

Derivatives

ulceration

Pronunciation: /-ˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • Aphthous ulcers that occur in conjunction with symptoms of uveitis, genital ulcerations, conjunctivitis, arthritis, fever or adenopathy should prompt a search for a serious etiology.
  • Apart from necrobiosis lipoidica, diabetes is not a primary cause of ulceration but often leads to ulceration through neuropathy or ischaemia, or both.
  • In fact, we owe much of what we know about managing neuropathic foot ulcerations related to diabetes to Dr Brand's pioneering work.

ulcerative

Pronunciation: /-rətɪv/
adjective
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  • Important clinical and biological differences exist between the adenoma carcinoma sequence and ulcerative colitis associated neoplasia.
  • Other risk factors include asthma, cirrhosis, diabetes, and ulcerative colitis.
  • The most common symptoms of both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin ulcerat- 'made ulcerous', from the verb ulcerare.

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