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Ulcers are healing wounds that develop on the skin, mucous membranes, or eye. Although they have many causes, they are marked by:

The word ulcer is first attested from ca. 1400 CE, deriving from Old French ulcere, which came from Latin ulcus "ulcer", ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European base *elk-es- "wound".[1]

An ulcer is a discontinuity of the skin exhibiting complete loss of the epidermis and often portions of the dermis and even subcutaeous fat.[2]


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