- to cause an ulcer on or in: Continued worry ulcerated his stomach.
Origin of ulcerate
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Examples from the Web for ulceration
The ulceration of the throat is of the most formidable nature.
In cases where ulceration and perforation have occurred, the odour is fæcal.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery</p>
Some forms of ulceration of the lower bowel induce diarrhea.Intestinal Ills</p>
Alcinous Burton Jamison
Frequently there are traces of suppuration and of ulceration.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
If, however, the ulceration should be severe, the fever may be quite high.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
- the development or formation of an ulcer
- an ulcer or an ulcerous condition
- to make or become ulcerous
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Word Origin and History for ulceration
c.1400, from Latin ulcerationem (nominative ulceratio), noun of action from ulcerare, from ulcer (see ulcer).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Development of an ulcer.
- An ulcer or an ulcerous condition.
- To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.
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