Vincent's angina

noun

: Vincent's infection in which the ulceration has spread to surrounding tissues (as of the pharynx and tonsils)

called also trench mouth

Word History

Etymology

Jean Hyacinthe Vincent †1950 French bacteriologist

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Vincent's angina was circa 1903

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“Vincent's angina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vincent%27s%20angina. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

Vincent's angina

noun
: acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis in which the ulceration has spread to surrounding tissues (as of the pharynx and tonsils)

called also trench mouth

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