1565–75; < Medieval Latin ulcerātīvus, equivalent to Latin ulcerāt(us) (see ulcerate) + -īvus -ive (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Ulcerative
- causing ulceration.
- of the nature of or characterized by ulceration.
- of, relating to, or characterized by ulcerationulcerative colitis
- : the process of becoming ulcerated : the state of being ulcerated
- : ulcer
Example sentences for Ulcerative
- My 16-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.
- The ulcerative process is very often extensive and loathsome.
- The term is applied to those peculiar suppurative and ulcerative conditions of the skin due to the tubercle bacilli.
- It comes from some vessel or vessels which the ulcerative process has ruptured.
- The pancreas, unlike the spleen and the liver, possesses comparative immunity against this invasion by the ulcerative process.
- The ulcerative form of inflammation is very rare outside of crowded hospitals.
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