aphthous

World English Dictionary
aphtha (ˈæfθə)
 
n , pl -thae
1.  a small ulceration on a mucous membrane, as in thrush, caused by a fungal infection
2.  vet science another name for foot-and-mouth disease
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek: mouth-sore, thrush]
 
'aphthous
 
adj

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aphthous aph·thous (āf'thəs)
adj.
Of or relating to aphthae or aphthosis.

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