obliterative

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adjective oblit·er·a·tive \ə-ˈbli-tə-ˌrā-tiv, ō-, -rə-tiv\

Definition of obliterative

  1. :  inducing or characterized by obliteration: as a :  causing or accompanied by closure or collapse of a lumen <obliterative arterial disease> b :  tending to make inconspicuous <obliterative behavior>

Circa 1812

First Known Use of obliterative

circa 1812


Medical Dictionary

obliterative

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adjective oblit·er·a·tive \ə-ˈblit-ə-ˌrāt-iv, ō-, -ə-rət-\

Medical Definition of obliterative

  1. :  inducing or characterized by obliteration; especially :  causing or accompanied by closure or collapse of a lumen <obliterative arterial disease>


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