Vincent's angina

Vincent's angina

noun Pathology.
a disease characterized by ulceration of the mucosa of the tonsils, pharynx, and mouth, by the presence of abundant bacilli and spirochetes, and by the development of a membrane.
Also called Vincent's infection, trench mouth.

1900–05; named after J. H. Vincent (1862–1950), French physician Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Vincent's angina or Vincent's disease (ˈvɪnsənts)
an ulcerative bacterial infection of the mouth, esp involving the throat and tonsils
[C20: named after J. H. Vincent (died 1950), French bacteriologist]
Vincent's disease or Vincent's disease
[C20: named after J. H. Vincent (died 1950), French bacteriologist]

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Vincent's angina Vin·cent's angina (vĭn'sənts)
See trench mouth.

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