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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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Some texts thus point out specific times when uglification took place, whereas others construct a more general idea that there are "modern," "recent," or "contemporary" buildings that are ugly.
Ambition, distraction, uglification, derision: The case for confluent education in math procedures.
This forbidding building is perhaps the worst 'uglification' yet of the ancient landscape of this site.
What Mammon plans, of course, is a sham-trial that will inevitably lead to the 'uglification of the Queen' (I.
Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and a mathematician, playfully renamed the branches of arithmetic as ambition, distraction, uglification, and derision.
The Mock Turtle, for example, chides the sacred subject of learning by terming the branches of arithmetic Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.
For all its "uglification" (coined by urban planner Jun Palafox) and everything that's wrong with Boracay, the mystery is why the tourists keep/kept coming - up to the last minute of midnight April 25, if possible.
They would storm City Hall to wrestle with elected officials, whose programs and policies could lead to urban 'uglification,' Kidlat said.
Thus, in the Alice stories the young heroine declares that things are becoming "curiouser and curiouser," the Gryphon is disappointed that Alice, who knows what beautification is, does not know the meaning of uglification, and Humpty Dumpty receives an unbirthday present.
Washington has taken Lewis Carroll's lessons on education in Alice in Wonderland to heart--not reading, writing, arithmetic, but "obfuscation, derision, and uglification"--the former being the bureaucrat's favorite.
On our part we can add another word to our vocabulary, which is long enough to appeal to Americans - the "uglification" of language.
Amazingly, Charles singles out the hotels on London's Hyde Park Corner as examples of what he calls uglification - the Hilton, the Intercontinental and the Four Seasons.