trench mouth


Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trench mouth was in 1916

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“Trench mouth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

trench mouth

: a destructive infectious inflammation of the mouth caused by bacteria

Medical Definition

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