What is the meaning of canker?

noun

  • A fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark.
  • An ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth.
  • A pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of.
    • usage: "racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation"; "according to him, I was the canker in their midst"

verb

  • Become infected with a canker.
  • Infect with a canker. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). canker. Retrieved July 16, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/canker/definitions/1325605
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "canker" http://smartdefine.org/canker/definitions/1325605 (accessed July 16, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, canker, Smart Define, viewed 16 July, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/canker/definitions/1325605>.
MLAWordNet. "canker" 23 October 2010. Web. 16 July 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/canker/definitions/1325605>
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