Definition of caseous in English:

caseous

Line breaks: ca|se¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪsɪəs
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • Characterized by caseation.
    More example sentences
    • They showed that these drugs penetrated throughout lesions and caseous matter in concentrations adequate for bacteriostasis.
    • Histologically these lesions contain caseous necrosis and will eventually be absorbed or become calcified.
    • The first is a population of actively growing bacilli present in liquefied caseous material of the tuberculous lesion and the lining of the walls of pulmonary cavities.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin caseus 'cheese' + -ous.

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