Associations to the word «Ulcer»
ULCER, noun. (pathology) An open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection.
ULCER, noun. (pathology) peptic ulcer
ULCER, noun. (figurative) Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.
ULCER, noun. A circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue.
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.