Definition of oriental sore in English:

oriental sore


  • [mass noun] A form of leishmaniasis occurring in Asia and Africa, causing open ulcers.

    • ‘After the malaria problems were cleared up, discoveries of other protozoan diseases followed in quick succession: dum dum fever, oriental sore and allied diseases of the far east.’
    • ‘The clinical features of 21 smear positive cases of oriental sore from Jodhpur district studied during a period of 1 year have been described.’