Ulcerate

Adjective

  • (palynology, of a pollen grain) Having an ulcus, a rounded pore-like aperture, at one or both poles.

Verb

  • (medicine, intransitive) To become ulcerous.

    "The tissue ulcerated shortly after exposure."

  • (medicine, transitive) To cause an ulcer to develop.

    "The surface was ulcerated by trauma."

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