Origin of ulcerous
Examples from the Web for ulcerous
This was to express the wish and prayer of the owner that any thief might be laid down with ulcerous sores all over his body.Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before|George Turner
Will but skin and film the ulcerous place, While rank corruption, mining all beneath, infects unseen.Caesar's Column|Ignatius Donnelly
Tulan stared at the ulcerous image on the screen, built up by infra-red probing through the opaque atmosphere.Tulan|Carroll Mather Capps
In the English Bible, and also in popular medical terminology, “boil” is used of various forms of ulcerous affection.
He said he wished to have one jolly day, but the fellow is almost a skeleton with his ulcerous leg.
British Dictionary definitions for ulcerous
Word Origin and History for ulcerous
1570s, from Latin ulcerosus, from ulcer (see ulcer).