Definitions starting with E

ID #1809

eating sore

[cf. OED eat of slow and gradual ac-tion, as of cancerous or similar disease; 1702 "That eating canker, Grief"] n. 1. an ulcer. (Gen).

2. cance. (Gen.)

3. canker: She have one eating sore on her leg-lookin like it can't get better (Nassau).

Tags: anatomy, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-18 19:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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