noma


no·ma

noun \ˈnō-mə\

Definition of NOMA

:  a spreading invasive gangrene chiefly of the lining of the cheek and lips that is usually fatal and occurs most often in persons severely debilitated by disease or profound nutritional deficiency

Origin of NOMA

New Latin, from Greek nomē, from nemein to spread (of an ulcer), literally, to graze, pasture — more at nimble
First Known Use: 1834

Rhymes with NOMA

no·ma

noun \ˈnō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOMA

: a spreading invasive gangrene chiefly of the lining of the cheek and lips that is usually fatal and occurs most often in persons severely debilitated by disease or profound nutritional deficiency—see cancrum oris

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