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 synonym F. nucleatum) and a spirochete (Treponema vincentii synonym Borrelia vincentii) in the lesions

called also trench mouth

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circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Vincent's infection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vincent%27s%20infection. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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