noma

noun
no·​ma | \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

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Gobble up New Nordic cuisine at 108, an approachable Michelin starred restaurant by noma alumnus Kristian Baumann. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Fall Is Secretly the Best and Most Affordable Time to Travel," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of noma

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for noma

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

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noma

noun
no·​ma | \ˈnō-mə \

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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