(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. ulcerative, gangrenous, cankered; see unhealthy .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
ulcerated, cankerous, cankered, festering, sore.
ANT.: healthy, healing, clean

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  • ulcerous — ulcerously, adv. ulcerousness, n. /ul seuhr euhs/, adj. 1. of the nature of an ulcer; characterized by the formation of ulcers. 2. affected with an ulcer or ulcers. [1570 80; < L ulcerosus full of sores, ulcerous, equiv. to ulcer a sore, ULCER +… …   Universalium

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  • ulcerous — ulcer ► NOUN ▪ an open sore on the body, caused by a break in the skin or mucous membrane which fails to heal. DERIVATIVES ulcered adjective ulcerous adjective. ORIGIN Latin ulcus …   English terms dictionary

  • ulcerous — adjective /ˈʌl.sɚ.əs/ a) Of or relating to an ulcer b) Having an ulcer See Also: ulcer, ulcerate, ulceration, ulcerative …   Wiktionary

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