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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caseous  \Ca"se*ous\,  a.  [L.  caseus.  Cf  {Casein}.] 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  resembling,  cheese;  having  the 
  qualities  of  cheese;  cheesy. 
 
  {Caseous  degeneration},  a  morbid  process,  in  scrofulous  or 
  consumptive  persons,  in  which  the  products  of  inflammation 
  are  converted  into  a  cheesy  substance  which  is  neither 
  absorbed  nor  organized. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caseous 
  adj  :  of  damaged  or  necrotic  tissue;  cheeselike 




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