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Vincent's angina

noun, Pathology
1.
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.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; named after J. H. Vincent (1862-1950), French physician
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Vincent's angina

/ˈvɪnsənts/
noun
1.
an ulcerative bacterial infection of the mouth, esp involving the throat and tonsils
Word Origin
C20: named after J. H. Vincent (died 1950), French bacteriologist
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vincent angina in Medicine

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

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