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ULCERATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does ulceration mean? 

ULCERATION (noun)
  The noun ULCERATION has 2 senses:

1. a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
2. the process of ulcer formation; the process of becoming ulcerated

  Familiarity information: ULCERATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ULCERATION (noun)


Sense 1ulceration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ulcer; ulceration

Hypernyms ("ulceration" is a kind of...):

lesion (any visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ulceration"):

aphthous ulcer (a blister on the mucous membranes of the lips or mouth or gastrointestinal tract)

bedsore; decubitus ulcer; pressure sore (a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients))

chancroid (infectious venereal ulcer)

peptic ulcer; peptic ulceration (an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract)

canker; canker sore (an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth))

noli-me-tangere (a cancerous ulcer of soft tissue and bone)

noma (acute ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals; often seen in undernourished children)


Sense 2ulceration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of ulcer formation; the process of becoming ulcerated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("ulceration" is a kind of...):

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)


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