One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slow-growing malignant tumor of the face (basal cell carcinoma)
- ‘As the lesion enlarges, it outgrows its blood supply and ulcerates, forming a so-called rodent ulcer.’
- ‘Also known as a rodent ulcer, this is the most common form of malignant skin cancer.’
- ‘The enlargement of the liver was usually noted clinically, once thought to be due to secondary growths from a rodent ulcer of the face, once regarded as hypertrophic cirrhosis.’
- ‘Over a long period of time, this increases the risk of skin cancers, including rodent ulcers, squamous carcinomas and malignant melanomas.’
- ‘She's also prone to sores called rodent ulcers, which also sometimes go away on their own.’
rodent ulcer/ˈrōdnt ˈəlsər/
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