Cankerous
Cankerous Can"ker*ous, a. Affecting like a canker. ``Canrerous shackles.'' --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

Misdeem it not a cankerous change. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cankerous — canker ► NOUN 1) a destructive fungal disease of trees that results in damage to the bark. 2) an open lesion in plant tissue caused by infection or injury. 3) fungal rot in parsnips, tomatoes, or other vegetables. 4) an ulcerous condition in… …   English terms dictionary

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  • cankerous — /kang keuhr euhs/, adj. 1. resembling canker. 2. causing canker. [1535 45; CANKER + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cankerous — adjective a) Infected with canker; ulcerous b) Causing canker; ulcerating …   Wiktionary

  • cankerous — can·ker·ous || kæŋkÉ™rÉ™s adj. corrosive, cancerous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cankerous — can·ker·ous …   English syllables

  • cankerous — /ˈkæŋkərəs/ (say kangkuhruhs) adjective 1. of the nature of or resembling canker. 2. causing canker …   Australian English dictionary

  • cankerous — adjective having an ulcer or canker • Syn: ↑ulcerated, ↑ulcerous • Similar to: ↑unhealthy • Derivationally related forms: ↑ulcer (for: ↑ulcerous), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ulcerated — adjective having an ulcer or canker (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑cankerous, ↑ulcerous • Similar to: ↑unhealthy • Derivationally related forms: ↑ulcer (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ulcerous — adjective having an ulcer or canker • Syn: ↑cankerous, ↑ulcerated • Similar to: ↑unhealthy • Derivationally related forms: ↑ulcer, ↑canker (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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