• WordNet 3.6
    • n ulceration the process of ulcer formation; the process of becoming ulcerated
    • n ulceration a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Streetcar conductors, taxi drivers, and business executives have the highest statistical chance of getting peptic ulcers.
    • n Ulceration (Med) The process of forming an ulcer, or of becoming ulcerous; the state of being ulcerated; also, an ulcer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mouth ulcers are the most common human affliction.
    • n ulceration The formation of an ulcer.
    • n ulceration The result of such formation; an ulcer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ulceration that part or effect of an inflammatory process in which the materials of inflamed tissues, liquefied or degenerate, are cast off, in solution or very minute particles, from free surfaces, or, more rarely, are absorbed from the substance of the body: an ulcer
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  • St. Ignatius Loyola
    St. Ignatius Loyola
    “Let me look at the foulness and ugliness of my body. Let me see myself as an ulcerous sore running with every horrible and disgusting poison.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.”
  • Vicki Baum
    Vicki Baum
    “You don't get ulcers from what you eat. You get them from what's eating you.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ulceratio,: cf. F. ulcération,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. ulcère—L. ulcus, ulcĕris; Gr. helkos, a wound.


In literature:

There were forms which exhibited shaggy skins hollowed by ulcers and relieved by cankers.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
A reflection thrown on my ulcer, you will say.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Why are round ulcers hard to be cured?
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
Torn leaves and withered garlands only half hide the ulcered feet.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
My ulcers are all going away now, with this warm cabin, but they were throbbing all night before.
"A Dream of the North Sea" by James Runciman
And big ulcers form, and then you die horrible.
"Dutch Courage and Other Stories" by Jack London
He was voted a nuisance, and turned forth into the world, with all his vices, like ulcers, upon him.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, September 12, 1841" by Various
There are a few cancers of the stomach and a certain number of ulcers.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
The hot compresses dissolve the diseased matter, so that the ulcer opens.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
ADM. Thou hast made mention of that which ulcerated my soul; for what can be greater ill to man than to lose his faithful wife?
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides

In poetry:

Fleeing in rain and in tempest,
Saw by the cataract's bed,--
Cancers of ulcerous fire,
Wounds of a bloody red,--
Its windows glare in the darkness
Eyes of a dragon's head.
"Elphin" by Madison Julius Cawein
Joe Giles went in for grabbing gold,
And grovelled in the dirt;
He, too, looks prematurely old,
His gastric ulcers hurt:
Although he has a heap of dough.
I do not envy Joe.
"Class-Mates" by Robert W Service
One has a probe—it feels to me a crowbar.
A small boy sniffs and shudders after bluestone.
A poor old tramp explains his poor old ulcers.
Life is (I think) a blunder and a shame.
"Waiting" by William Ernest Henley
And many an old cove such as I
Is troubled with the jitters,
And being as he's scared to die
Gives up his gin and bitters;
While dreading stomach ulcers he
Chucks dinner for high tea.
"Cowardice" by Robert W Service

In news:

Surgical management of stress ulcers.
PHILADELPHIA — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Shire for treating ulcerative colitis, the British drug maker said Monday.
The SeedStep Angels and the OKAngel Sidecar Fund, managed by i2E Inc, recently closed a $400,000 investment in Oklahoma City-based Altheus Therapeutics, a company that has developed a combination therapy for ulcerative colitis.
A list of banned substances for the dogs includes anti-ulcer medications such as Pepsic and Prllosec.
To gastroenterologists, the concept of a germ causing ulcers was like saying that the Earth is flat.
We had been trying to infect animals to see if they would develop ulcers .
Ernie Kent was hospitalized with a bleeding ulcer before Civil War.
The prescription gel becaplermin (brand name Regranex), which is used to treat foot ulcers and leg ulcers , is being investigated for a possible link to increased cancer risk in people with diabetes.
Ulcer operation may be new way to treat obesity.
WASHINGTON — An old ulcer operation is getting new attention as a possible alternative obesity surgery: a quick snip of a nerve that helps control hunger.
For reasons still notunderstood, most people infected with the bug never develop ulcers or H.pylori -related cancers.
With bob dead & aaron ulcer .
J&J drug appears more effective in ulcerative colitis patients than placebo, according to study.
Ulcerative colitis, one of the two major types of inflammatory bowel disease, affects about 1 million people in the US.
Study Shows Women Who Live in South Are Less Likely to Have Crohn 's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

In science:

Bacteria also encounter viscoelastic fluids: The ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori swims through mucus lining the stomach [259], and spirochetes move through the connective tissue of the host during infection [260].
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Table 2 shows data from a randomized study to compare two treatments for a gastric ulcer crater, and was previously analyzed in Agresti (2010).
A consistent test of independence based on a sign covariance related to Kendall's tau
Hormone replacement therapy and prevention of pressure ulcers and venous leg ulcers.
Information bounds for Cox regression models with missing data