Definition of ulcerous in English:

ulcerous

adjective

  • Having or constituting an ulcer.

    ‘the parasites created ulcerous sores’
    • ‘These ulcerous sores are large, deep and painful.’
    • ‘The flies can carry an infection causing ulcerous sores which take months or even years to heal.’
    • ‘A lack of vitamin A will also cause keratitis which is an ulcerous inflammation and hardening of the cornea as well as other associated parts of the eye such as the conjunctiva.’
    • ‘E. coli antigens were detected in ulcerous tissue and were suspected to be due to secondary infection in these lesions.’
    • ‘One is canker, referring to a gangrenous or ulcerous sore, usually in the mouth, and hence an area of diseased tissue, as in woody stems.’
    suppurative, ulcerative, festering, cankerous, cankered
    aphthous, furunculous
    ulcerate
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Pronunciation:

ulcerous

/ˈəls(ə)rəs/