ulcerative

[ uhl-suh-rey-tiv, -ser-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈʌl səˌreɪ tɪv, -sər ə tɪv /

adjective

causing ulceration.
of the nature of or characterized by ulceration.

Origin of ulcerative

1565–75; < Medieval Latin ulcerātīvus, equivalent to Latin ulcerāt(us) (see ulcerate) + -īvus -ive

Related forms

un·ul·cer·a·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ulcerative

ulcerative

/ (ˈʌlsərətɪv) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by ulcerationulcerative colitis
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