anti-ulcer

ulcer

[uhl-ser]
noun
1.
Pathology. a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue, the formation of pus, etc.
3.
any chronically corrupting or disrupting condition, element, etc.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ulcer- (stem of ulcus); akin to Greek hélkos

antiulcer, adjective
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ulcer (ˈʌlsə)
 
n
1.  See also peptic ulcer a disintegration of the surface of the skin or a mucous membrane resulting in an open sore that heals very slowly
2.  a source or element of corruption or evil
 
[C14: from Latin ulcus; related to Greek helkos a sore]

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ulcer
c.1400, from O.Fr. ulcere, from V.L. ulcerem, from L. ulcus (gen. ulceris) "ulcer," from PIE base *elk-es- "wound" (cf. Gk. elkos).
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ulcer ul·cer (ŭl'sər)
n.
A lesion of the skin or of a mucous membrane, such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum, that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia.

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ulcer   (ŭl'sər)  Pronunciation Key 
A break in the skin or a mucous membrane, such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum, accompanied by inflammation, pus, and loss of tissue.
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ulcer [(ul-suhr)]

An inflamed open sore on the skin or mucous membrane. An ulcer may form in the inner lining of the stomach or duodenum, interfere with digestion, and cause considerable pain.

Note: It used to be thought that stress was the cause of stomach and duodenal ulcers, but we now know that they are caused by bacteria and can be cured by antibiotics.
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