Aleppo boil


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aleppo boil leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aleppo boil (Med) A chronic skin affection terminating in an ulcer, most commonly of the face. It is endemic along the Mediterranean, and is probably due to a specific bacillus. Called also Aleppo ulcer Biskara boil Delhi boil Oriental sore, etc.
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In literature:

This is a disgusting eruption, which is called the Aleppo Boil, or Date-mark.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
The Diarbekr boil is like the "Aleppo button," lasting a long time and leaving a deep scar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various