- of or like cheese.
Origin of caseous
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Examples from the Web for caseous
Nor are the cases of miliary tuberculosis, resulting from caseous degeneration of rachitical glands, very exceptional.
With the supply of blood the nutrition also self-evidently ceases; the gland falls into caseous degeneration.
But the more common result of the caseous process in the glands of the neck is softening.
If any surgical interference is deemed necessary, we are decidedly in favor of removing the caseous gland entire by the knife.
Its most abundant principles are cream, caseous matter or curd, and whey.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor
- of or like cheese
C17: from Latin cāseus cheese 1
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Word Origin and History for caseous
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- Of, relating to, or having the gross and microscopic features of tissue affected by caseation.
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