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ulcer

ul·cer

ulcer

 
pronunciation:
uhl sr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an inflamed open sore on or in the body that is marked by death of tissue and the production of pus, esp. such a sore in the stomach or small intestine.
definition 2: a corrupting or evil influence or condition.
Drug use is an ulcer in our society.
similar words:
canker