ul·​cer·​ous | \ ˈəls-rəs, ˈəl-sə- How to pronounce ulcerous (audio) \

Definition of ulcerous

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

Examples of ulcerous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alice has become a dark cloud for Kerry, a constant pre-ulcerous stomachache. Leslie Kendall Dye, Longreads, "Waiting for Alice," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of ulcerous

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ulcerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulcerous. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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ul·​cer·​ous | \ ˈəls-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce ulcerous (audio) \

Medical Definition of ulcerous

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

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