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
- ‘Following a two - to eight-week incubation period, papules develop that may ulcerate or evolve into abscesses.’
- ‘The papule becomes pustular and ulcerates, producing an ulcer crater with colorless exudate.’
- ‘The nodules and the papule on the affected finger began to ulcerate and produce a purulent discharge.’
- ‘The vesicles rupture, and a painless, ulcerated, black eschar develops.’
- ‘These pruritic vesicular lesions appear as ‘dew drops on a rose petal,’ which may ulcerate and develop crusting.’
Late Middle English: from Latin ulcerat- ‘made ulcerous’, from the verb ulcerare.
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