obliterans

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin oblitterare (to hide writing), from ob (out) + littera (letter).

Adjective[edit]

obliterans (not comparable)

  1. Producing obstruction due to inflammation and fibrosis.
    Dr Adam explained that the phimosis was caused by balanitis xerotica obliterans
    • 1940, 1. IRVING S. WRIGHT, M.D., THE TREATMENT OF ARTERIOSCLEROSIS OBLITERANS, Ninety-First Annual Session of the American Medical Association, New York, page Title
      THE TREATMENT OF ARTERIOSCLEROSIS OBLITERANS

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present participle of obliterō.

Participle[edit]

obliterāns m, f, n (genitive obliterantis); third declension

  1. erasing

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative obliterāns obliterantēs obliterantia
genitive obliterantis obliterantium
dative obliterantī obliterantibus
accusative obliterantem obliterāns obliterantēs obliterantia
ablative obliterante, obliterantī1 obliterantibus
vocative obliterāns obliterantēs obliterantia

1When used purely as an adjective.