ulcerous

adjective ul·cer·ous \ ˈəls-rəs , ˈəl-sə- \

Definition of ulcerous

1 : characterized or caused by ulceration
  • ulcerous lesions
2 : affected with or as if with an ulcer : ulcerated

First Known Use of ulcerous

1577

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ulcerous

adjective ul·cer·ous \ ˈəls-(ə-)rəs \

medical Definition of ulcerous

1 : characterized or caused by ulceration
  • ulcerous lesions
2 : affected with an ulcer

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