from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by or infected with canker; ulcerous.
  • adjective Causing canker; ulcerating.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of or resembling canker; corrosive; ulcerous; gangrenous: as, a cankerous sore or eruption.
  • Causing canker; chafing; corroding; ulcerating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Affecting like a canker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Infected with canker; ulcerous
  • adjective Causing canker; ulcerating

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having an ulcer or canker


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