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caseous

[ key-see-uhs ]
/ ˈkeɪ si əs /
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adjective
cheeselike, especially in appearance, smell, or consistency: The infant's caseous vomit was reported to the pediatrician.
Pathology. having the cheeselike physical effects of caseation: Patients in the new tuberculosis drug trial had hard-to-treat caseous lesions in their lungs.
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Origin of caseous

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin cāse(us) cheese1 + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for caseous

caseous
/ (ˈkeɪsɪəs) /

adjective
of or like cheese

Word Origin for caseous

C17: from Latin cāseus cheese 1
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Medical definitions for caseous

caseous
[ kāsē-əs ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or having the gross and microscopic features of tissue affected by caseation.
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