Ludwig's angina


Lud·​wig's angina ˈlüd-(ˌ)vigz- How to pronounce Ludwig's angina (audio)
: an acute streptococcal or sometimes staphylococcal infection of the deep tissues of the floor of the mouth and adjoining parts of the neck and lower jaw that is marked by severe rapid swelling which may close the respiratory passage and that is accompanied by chills and fever

Dictionary Entries Near Ludwig's angina

Cite this Entry

“Ludwig's angina.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?