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ulcerous

[ uhl-ser-uhs ]
/ ˈʌl sər əs /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for ulcerous

ulcerous
/ (ˈʌlsərəs) /

adjective
relating to, characteristic of, or characterized by an ulcer or ulcers
being or having a corrupting influence

Derived forms of ulcerous

ulcerously, adverbulcerousness, noun
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Medical definitions for ulcerous

ulcerous
[ ŭlsər-əs ]

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