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A popular adjective for an aggressive disease or lesion
Infectious disease An ugly infection responds poorly to aggressive antibiotic therapy, which most commonly occurs in immunocompromised patients or those with terminal cancer
Oncology An ugly malignancy is characterised by fulminant clinical course, rapid deterioration, multiorgan failure, infection, and poor response to therapy
Pathology Ugly usually refers to a malignant lesion with bizarre, poorly differentiated cells characterised by marked nuclear atypia, pleomorphism, florid mitotic activity, and necrosis—e.g., giant cell tumour of the lung
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ugly

A popular adjective for an aggressive disease or lesion Infectious disease An 'ugly' infection responds poorly to aggressive antibiotic therapy, which most commonly occurs in immunocompromised Pts or those with terminal CA Oncology An 'ugly' malignancy is characterized by fulminant deterioration, multiorgan failure, infection, poor response to therapy Surgical pathology 'Ugly' usually refers to a malignant lesion with bizarre, poorly differentiated cells characterized by marked nuclear atypia, pleomorphism and florid mitotic activity–eg, giant cell tumor of the lung. See Anaplasia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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WALES' World Cup captain Sam Warburton admits that the tackle that saw him sent off in their semi-final defeat to France was "uglier" than he had thought, and that referee Alain Rolland was correct to show him a red card.
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It is hard to believe that Macedonia can influence the real politics without becoming a member of the EU considering her overall capacity, mainly because of its ethnic remoteness, says Hoxha and wonders if there is an uglier name than FYROM?
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While local rivals Albion were lauded for their entertaining style under Tony Mowbray, they failed to retain their Premier League status, while fellow promoted side Stoke City were criticised for adopting an uglier and more simplistic approach, but they finished 13th.
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"I was ugly before the fight - and I wasn't any uglier after it!