Definition of ulceration in US English:

ulceration

noun

  • See ulcerate

    • ‘The patient may present with corneal necrosis, dystrophy, ulceration, and abrasion.’
    • ‘Gingival ulceration in herpetic stomatitis is common and is associated with mouth ulcers elsewhere and fever’
    • ‘In fact, we owe much of what we know about managing neuropathic foot ulcerations related to diabetes to Dr Brand's pioneering work.’
    • ‘Aphthous ulcers that occur in conjunction with symptoms of uveitis, genital ulcerations, conjunctivitis, arthritis, fever or adenopathy should prompt a search for a serious etiology.’
    • ‘Apart from necrobiosis lipoidica, diabetes is not a primary cause of ulceration but often leads to ulceration through neuropathy or ischaemia, or both.’

Pronunciation

ulceration

/ˌəlsəˈrāSH(ə)n//ˌəlsəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/