Meaning of canker
Pronunciation: (kang'kur), [key]
- a gangrenous or ulcerous sore, esp. in the mouth.
- a disease affecting horses' feet, usually the soles, characterized by a foul-smelling exudate.
- a defined area of diseased tissue, esp. in woody stems.
- something that corrodes, corrupts, destroys, or irritates.
- Also calledSee
- to infect with canker.
- to corrupt; destroy slowly.
- to become infected with or as if with canker.
- canker (Thesaurus)