Origin of ulcerous
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Examples from the Web for ulcerous
Slowly one of the priests approached the portrait and put out an ulcerous hand to touch the face.The Portal of Dreams
Charles Neville Buck
She was told that the saint's name was Roch and that he had miraculously cured her little boy of an ulcerous leg.Rich Relatives
The subsequent progress of unarrested mercurial stomatitis is that of ulcerous stomatitis.
The local lesions, be they pustular or ulcerous, heal without cicatrices.
Signs: Great, ulcerous, wartlike, blood-filled blisters that grew rapidly over the body.Despoilers of the Golden Empire
Gordon Randall Garrett
- relating to, characteristic of, or characterized by an ulcer or ulcers
- being or having a corrupting influence
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Word Origin and History for ulcerous
1570s, from Latin ulcerosus, from ulcer (see ulcer).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of the nature of ulcers or an ulcer.
- Having ulcers or an ulcer.
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