Definition of ulcerous in English:



  • Having or constituting an ulcer.

    ‘the parasites created ulcerous sores’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The flies can carry an infection causing ulcerous sores which take months or even years to heal.’
    • ‘E. coli antigens were detected in ulcerous tissue and were suspected to be due to secondary infection in these lesions.’
    • ‘These ulcerous sores are large, deep and painful.’
    • ‘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.’
    suppurative, ulcerative, festering, cankerous, cankered
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