Vincent's angina

noun
Vin·​cent's angina | \ ˈvin(t)-sən(t)s- How to pronounce Vincent's angina (audio) , (ˌ)vaⁿ-ˈsäⁿz- How to pronounce Vincent's angina (audio) \

Definition of Vincent's angina

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

called also trench mouth

First Known Use of Vincent's angina

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Vincent's angina

Jean Hyacinthe Vincent †1950 French bacteriologist

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“Vincent's angina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vincent%27s%20angina. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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Vincent's angina

noun
Vin·​cent's angina | \ ˌvin(t)-sən(t)s- How to pronounce Vincent's angina (audio) , (ˌ)vaⁿ-ˌsäⁿz- How to pronounce Vincent's angina (audio) \

Medical Definition of Vincent's angina

: 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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