Caseous
Caseous Ca"se*ous, a. [L. caseus. Cf. {Casein}.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, cheese; having the qualities of cheese; cheesy. [1913 Webster]

{Caseous degeneration}, a morbid process, in scrofulous or consumptive persons, in which the products of inflammation are converted into a cheesy substance which is neither absorbed nor organized. [1913 Webster]


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  • caseous — [kā′sēəs] adj. [< L caseus, CHEESE1 + OUS] of or like cheese …   English World dictionary

  • caseous — adjective Etymology: Latin caseus cheese Date: 1661 marked by caseation; also cheesy 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caseous — /kay see euhs/, adj. of or like cheese. [1655 65; < L case(us) CHEESE + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • caseous — adjective Resembling cheese …   Wiktionary

  • caseous — Pertaining to or manifesting the gross and microscopic features of tissue affected by caseation. * * * ca·se·ous kā sē əs adj marked by caseation * * * ca·se·ous (kaґse əs) resembling cheese or curd; cheesy …   Medical dictionary

  • caseous — ca·se·ous || keɪsɪəs adj. like cheese, of casein …   English contemporary dictionary

  • caseous — [ keɪsɪəs] adjective Medicine characterized by caseation …   English new terms dictionary

  • caseous — a. Cheesy, of the nature of cheese …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • caseous — ca·se·ous …   English syllables

  • caseous — ca•se•ous [[t]ˈkeɪ si əs[/t]] adj. of or like cheese • Etymology: 1655–65; < L cāse(us) cheese I+ ous …   From formal English to slang

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