ulcerous

[ uhl-ser-uh s ]
/ ˈʌl sər əs /

adjective

of the nature of an ulcer; characterized by the formation of ulcers.
affected with an ulcer or ulcers.

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Origin of ulcerous

1570–80; < Latin ulcerōsus full of sores, ulcerous, equivalent to ulcer- a sore, ulcer + -ōsus -ous
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ulcerous

/ (ˈʌlsərəs) /

adjective

relating to, characteristic of, or characterized by an ulcer or ulcers
being or having a corrupting influence
Derived Formsulcerously, adverbulcerousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for ulcerous

ulcerous


adj.

1570s, from Latin ulcerosus, from ulcer (see ulcer).

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Medicine definitions for ulcerous

ulcerous

[ ŭlsər-əs ]

adj.

Of the nature of ulcers or an ulcer.
Having ulcers or an ulcer.
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