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ulcerous

[uhl-ser-uh s] /ˈʌl sər əs/
adjective
1.
of the nature of an ulcer; characterized by the formation of ulcers.
2.
affected with an ulcer or ulcers.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin ulcerōsus full of sores, ulcerous, equivalent to ulcer- a sore, ulcer + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
ulcerously, adverb
ulcerousness, noun
nonulcerous, adjective
nonulcerously, adverb
nonulcerousness, noun
unulcerous, adjective
unulcerously, adverb
unulcerousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ulcerous

ulcerous

/ˈʌlsərəs/
adjective
1.
relating to, characteristic of, or characterized by an ulcer or ulcers
2.
being or having a corrupting influence
Derived Forms
ulcerously, adverb
ulcerousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for ulcerous
adj.

1570s, from Latin ulcerosus, from ulcer (see ulcer).

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ulcerous in Medicine

ulcerous ul·cer·ous (ŭl'sər-əs)
adj.

  1. Of the nature of ulcers or an ulcer.

  2. Having ulcers or an ulcer.


ul'cer·ous·ness n.
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