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Definition of the noun canker

What does canker mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cankers

  1. a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic term: plant disease = a disease that affects plants
  2. an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of canker: canker sore
    • more generic words: ulcer / ulceration = a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
  3. a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
    • example: according to him, I was the canker in their midst
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of canker: pestilence
    • more generic word: influence = a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

Alternative definition of the noun canker


  1. [botany] A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
  2. A corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth.
  3. Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
  4. A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog rose.
  5. An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths. Usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  6. An avian disease affecting doves, poultry, parrots but also birds of prey caused by Trichomonas gallinae

Definition of the verb canker

What does canker mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cankered | cankering | cankers

  1. become infected with a canker
  2. infect with a canker
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic word: infect = communicate a disease to

Alternative definition of the verb canker


  1. [transitive] To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  2. [transitive] To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  3. [intransitive] To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
  4. To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.


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Phrases with Canker

Phrases starting with the word Canker:

  1. Canker Root
  2. canker sore
  3. Canker Berry
  4. canker brake

Phrases ending with the word Canker:

  1. stem canker
  2. apple canker
  3. blight canker
  4. chestnut canker

Printed books with definitions for Canker

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Google previewOn the structure and the diseases of the horse, with their remedies (1851)

also practical rules to buyers, breeders, breakers, smiths, etc; being the most important parts of the English edition of Youatt on the horse, somewhat simplified by William Youatt

CANKER Is a separation of the horn from the sensible part of the foot, and the sprouting of the fungous matter (proud-flesh) instead of it, occupying a portion or even the whole of the sole and frog. It is the occasional consequence of bruise, ...

Google previewYouatt on the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse ... (1865)

Brought Down by W.C. Spooner, to which is Prefixed an Account of the Breeds in the United States

CANKER Is a separation of the horn from the sensible part of the foot, and the sprouting of the fungous matter (proud-flesh) instead of it, occupying a portion or even the whole of the sole and frog. It is the occasional consequence of bruise, ...


by Dr. R. R. Tembhurne, Dr. N. S. Mali, Shri. S. U. Shinde, Shri. D. S. Bhise, Mrs. S. M. Satpute

Citrus canker is a serious disease where rainfall and warm temperatures are favorable during shoot...

Diagnostic symptom of citrus canker is the water-soaked margin that develops around the necrotic tissue .

Google previewThe American Farrier (1832)

Containing a Minute Account of the Formation of Every Part of the Horse, with a Description of All the Diseases to which Each Part is Liable; the Best Remedies to be Applied, and the Most Approved Mode of Treatment for Preventing Disorders: Acompanied with a List of Medicines

Although canker is a disease most difficult to remove, it is easily prevented. Attention to the punctures to which these...

Google previewTrees III (2013)

by Y. P. S. Bajaj

Pitch canker is the second most important and more recent problem in managed slash pine plantations.

Pitch canker is a wound parasite which can attack and debilitate trees of any age or size leading to branch and stem dieback and ...

Google previewPest Control (1975)

An Assessment of Present and Alternative Technologies by National Research Council (U.S.). Environmental Studies Board

Atropellis canker is a widespread disease of pines caused by any of four species of that genus. Malformed stems and discolored, resin-soaked wood make the canker portion of trees undesirable for lumber. Scleroderris lagerbergii has caused ...

Google previewThe Horse (1831)

With a Treatise on Draught by William Youatt

Although canker is a disease most difficult to remove, it is easily prevented. Attention to the punctures...

Google previewEverything about Dogs (1902)

by Alvin George Eberhart

Canker is a term generally applied to different obstinate, corroding, or heating humors, horses having it in the feet, sheep having "foot rot;" but unless the irritation is caused in the foot of the dog, sometimes by hard running on rough ground, ...

Google previewAmerican Poultry Journal (1915)

The canker is an unnatural growth that comes generally under the tongue and looks like a yellow piece of custard.

Google previewPrune Production Manual (2012)

by Richard P. Buchner

Bacterial Canker Bacterial canker is a much-studied complex disease that still is poorly understood. All cultivated Prunus species are susceptible to this disease, which is caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae. In some years, many ...

Google previewThe orange juice business (2012)

A Brazilian perspective by Marcos Fava Neves, Vinicius Gustavo Trombin, Frederico Fonseca Lopes, Rafael Kalaki, Patrícia Milan

Citrus canker is a bacterial disease that causes the premature falling of leaves and fruit, and reached its apex in the 1990s. It is the oldest of the four major diseases present in Brazil. CVC (citrus variegated chlorosis) -a bacterial disease that ...

Google previewCitrus Leafminer and Citrus Peelminer

Citrus bacterial canker is a serious disease of citrus that initially causes lesions on the leaves, stems, and fruit. If the disease is allowed to progress, defoliation, severely blemished fruit, premature fruit drop, twig dieback, and tree decline will ...

Google previewHow To Grow Tomatoes

Bacterial canker Bacterial canker is a comparatively uncommon disease but can severely affect your crop yield if left unattended. Mainly caused by diseased seeds, these bacteria sometimes dwell in soil, dead stems, and older tomato plants.

Google previewBothered and Bewildered: (2009)

Enacting Hope in Troubled Times by Ann Morisy

The bleeding canker is an airborne infection and is deadly on trees up to the age of about twenty—five. 'It is a valid reason for felling a chestnut, Whereas the insectattackers are not,' Robin Lane Fox, 'Troubled Trees', Financial Times, 4/5 ...

Google previewFruit Growing (2013)

Rural Studies Activity Guide Book by R. T. Dixon

Bacterial canker is a disease which can kill cherry and plum trees. (c) Viruses. These are even smaller organisms, so small that the optical microscope does not reveal them.

Google previewHints to Poultrymen (1917)

by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Dept. of Poultry Husbandry

Canker is the third form, which like the others, has very specific and characteristic symptoms, enabling one to spot it. upon first sight.

Google previewBiology of Populus and Its Implications for Management and Conservation (1996)

by Reinhard Friedrich Stettler, National Research Council Canada

Poplar canker and dieback caused by Discosporium populeum What had been known as Dothichiza canker is a more serious disease in Europe than in North America (Waterman 1957). It is not clear whether the difference has to do with ...

Google previewKnottenbelt and Pascoe's Color Atlas of Diseases and Disorders of the Horse E-Book (2014)

by Siobhan Brid McAuliffe

Canker is an infrequent proliferative pododermatitis of the frog that may extend to undermine the sole and heel bulbs. The condition can occur in one or more feet and there is no predilection for fore or hind feet. Lameness is variable ...

Google previewSustainable Approaches to Controlling Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (2015)

by V. Rajesh Kannan, Kubilay Kurtulus Bastas

citruS canker Citrus canker is a disease which affects citrus species caused by the bacterium called Xanthomonas axonopodis. This disease significantly affects the vitality of trees by causing leaves and fruit to drop prematurely but the ...

Google previewSustainable strategies for managing Brassica napus (oilseed rape) resistance to Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker) (2006)

by B.D.L. Fitt, N. Evans, B.J. Howlett

durable resistance, host-pathogen genetics, invasive species, resistance genes, species co-existence Abstract Phoma stem canker is an internationally important disease of oilseed rape (Brassica napus, canola, rapeseed), causing serious ...

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Quotes about Canker

Prospero: This gallant which thou seest / Was in the wreck. And, but he's something stain'd / With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou mightst / Call him a goodly person. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of C3A1N1K5E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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