What does the word ulcer mean?

Usage examples for ulcer

  1. The ulcer may heal, but tends to break down again. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. Mr. John D. Turner, near Norfolk, Virginia, in the " Norfolk Herald", June 27, 1838. " Ranaway, a negro by the name of Joshua- he has a cut across one of his ears, which he will conceal as much as possible- one of his ankles is enlarged by an ulcer." – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. In order that the treatment by eschar may be successful, there must be the following conditions in regard to the ulcer: first, the surface occupied by the ulcer must not be too extensive; secondly, it must not be exposed to much motion or friction; and thirdly, it must not be attended by a profuse discharge; for all these circumstances have a direct effect in, preventing the formation of an adherent eschar or of removing it if formed. – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom

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