Canker meaning

kăng'kər
Ulceration of the mouth and lips.
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An inflammation or infection of the ear and auditory canal, especially in dogs and cats.
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A condition in horses similar to but more advanced than thrush.
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A source of spreading corruption or decay.
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A localized diseased or necrotic area on a plant part, especially on a trunk, branch, or twig of a woody plant, usually caused by fungi or bacteria.
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Any of several diseases of plants characterized by the presence of such lesions.
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To attack or infect with canker.
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To infect with corruption or decay.
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To become infected with or as if with canker.
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An ulcerlike sore, esp. in the mouth: thought to be an immune reaction.
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Anything that corrupts or gradually destroys.
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The dog rose.
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A disease of plants that causes local decay of bark and wood.
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A diseased area of woody tissues.
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To attack or infect with canker.
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To infect or debase with corruption.
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To become cankered.
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Ulceration of the mouth and lips.
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An inflammation or infection of the ear and auditory canal, especially in dogs and cats.
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A condition in horses similar to but more advanced than thrush.
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A localized diseased or necrotic area on a plant part, especially on a trunk, branch, or twig of a woody plant, usually caused by fungi or bacteria.
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Any of several diseases of plants characterized by the presence of such lesions.
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To attack or infect with canker.
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To become infected with canker.
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Origin of canker

Middle English from Old English cancer and from Old French cancre both from Latin cancer crab, malignant disease kar- in Indo-European roots