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rodent ulcer

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noun Pathology.
  1. an ulcerating basal cell skin cancer, common on the face.

Origin of rodent ulcer

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for rodent ulcer

rodent ulcer

  1. a slow-growing malignant tumour on the face, usually occurring at the edge of the eyelids, lips, or nostrils
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rodent ulcer in Medicine

rodent ulcer

  1. A slowly enlarging ulcerated basal cell carcinoma, usually on the face.
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