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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ulcerous

Dictionary Entries near ulcerous

ulcero-

ulcerogenic

ulceromembranous

ulcerous

-ule

ulema

-ulent

Statistics for ulcerous

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ulcerous

The first known use of ulcerous was in 1577

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ulcerous

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

More from Merriam-Webster on ulcerous

Spanish Central: Translation of ulcerous

Nglish: Translation of ulcerous for Spanish Speakers

Comments on ulcerous

What made you want to look up ulcerous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!