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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. ulcerative,
  2. ulcerative colitis,
  3. ulcerative stomatitis,
  4. ulcerogenic,
  5. ulceromembranous gingivitis,
  6. ulcerously,
  7. ule,
  8. ule-,
  9. ulema,
  10. ulerythema

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 Formsulcerously, adverbulcerousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for ulcerous

ulcerous

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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