Caseous

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    English World dictionary

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

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

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  • 5 caseous — adjective Resembling cheese …

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  • 6 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 …

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

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  • 8 caseous — [ keɪsɪəs] adjective Medicine characterized by caseation …

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  • 9 caseous — a. Cheesy, of the nature of cheese …

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  • 10 caseous — ca·se·ous …

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

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  • 12 caseous — /ˈkeɪsiəs/ (say kayseeuhs) adjective of or like cheese. {Latin cāseus cheese + ous} …

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  • 13 caseous — adjective of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike • Similar to: ↑unhealthy …

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  • 14 Caseous necrosis — describes a form of biological tissue death, caseous meaning it has a cheese like appearance. The dead tissue appears as a soft and white proteinaceous dead cell mass. In caseous necrosis no histological architecture is preserved. On microscopic… …

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  • 15 Caseous degeneration — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 caseous lymphadenitis — n a chronic infectious disease of sheep and goats characterized by caseation of the lymph glands and occas. of parts of the lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium (C. pseudotuberculosis)… …

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  • 17 Caseous degeneration — Degeneration De*gen er*a tion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]g[ e]n[ e]ration.] 1. The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration. [1913 Webster] Our degeneration and apostasy …

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  • 18 caseous lesion — (ka se us) A lesion resembling cheese or curd; cheesy. Most caseous lesions are caused by M. tuberculosis …

    Dictionary of microbiology

  • 19 caseous tonsillitis — lacunar tonsillitis in which the crypts contain caseous material …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 caseous necrosis — (= caseation) The development of a necrotic centre (with a cheesy appearance) in a tuberculous lesion …

    Dictionary of molecular biology