One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Develop into or become affected by an ulcer.‘a small vesicle which ulcerates and spreads’‘the smell of his ulcerated leg’
suppurative, ulcerative, festering, cankerous, cankeredView synonyms
- ‘The nodules and the papule on the affected finger began to ulcerate and produce a purulent discharge.’
- ‘Following a two - to eight-week incubation period, papules develop that may ulcerate or evolve into abscesses.’
- ‘These pruritic vesicular lesions appear as ‘dew drops on a rose petal,’ which may ulcerate and develop crusting.’
- ‘The vesicles rupture, and a painless, ulcerated, black eschar develops.’
- ‘The papule becomes pustular and ulcerates, producing an ulcer crater with colorless exudate.’
Late Middle English: from Latin ulcerat- ‘made ulcerous’, from the verb ulcerare.
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