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Origin of caseous

1655–65; < Latin cāse(us) cheese1 + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for caseous


  1. of or like cheese

Word Origin for caseous

C17: from Latin cāseus cheese 1
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Word Origin and History for caseous

"cheese-like," 1660s, from Latin caseus "cheese" (see cheese (n.1)) + -ous.

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caseous in Medicine


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