Vincent's infection


Vincent's infection

noun

Definition of VINCENT'S INFECTION

:  a progressive painful disease of the mouth that is marked especially by dirty gray ulceration of the mucous membranes, bleeding of the gums, and a foul odor to the breath and that is associated with the presence of large numbers of a rod-shaped bacterium (Fusobacterium fusiforme syn. F. nucleatum) and a spirochete (Treponema vincentii syn. Borrelia vincentii) in the lesions —called also trench mouth

First Known Use of VINCENT'S INFECTION

circa 1922

Vincent's infection

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Medical Definition of VINCENT'S INFECTION

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