cankerous

[ kang-ker-uh s ]
/ ˈkæŋ kər əs /

adjective

resembling canker.
causing canker.

Nearby words

  1. canities,
  2. canker,
  3. canker sore,
  4. cankered,
  5. cankeredly,
  6. cankerroot,
  7. cankerworm,
  8. cankle,
  9. canlit,
  10. canna

Origin of cankerous

First recorded in 1535–45; canker + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for cankerous

cankerous

/ (ˈkæŋkərəs) /

adjective

having cankers
infectious; corrupting
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