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of or like cheese.
Historical Examples

The caseous material of canker is also present, as is a disposition to hypertrophy of the exposed sensitive structures.
Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

Nor are the cases of miliary tuberculosis, resulting from caseous degeneration of rachitical glands, very exceptional.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

Sometimes the centre is caseous, sometimes fibrinous or calcified.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

With the supply of blood the nutrition also self-evidently ceases; the gland falls into caseous degeneration.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

Examine material from any caseous glands microscopically and inoculate freely on to Dorset’s egg medium.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre

But the more common result of the caseous process in the glands of the neck is softening.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

caseous particles containing immense numbers of the bacilli are common.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

On examination at the operation, a firmly adherent prepuce and a large roll of caseous matter was found just back of the corona.
History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Peter Charles Remondino

Its most abundant principles are cream, caseous matter or curd, and whey.
The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd

These pustules may either break through the skin or shrink into a caseous mass.
Prof. Koch’s Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated Max Birnbaum

of or like cheese

“cheese-like,” 1660s, from Latin caseus “cheese” (see cheese (n.1)) + -ous.

caseous ca·se·ous (kā’sē-əs)
Of, relating to, or having the gross and microscopic features of tissue affected by caseation.


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    a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks. Historical Examples They had now reached the casern of the Peobrajensky regiment. The Daughter of an Empress Louise Muhlbach casern, ka-sėrn′, n. a lodging for troops in a town: a barrack. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various Let us enter the casern, […]

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