aphthous stomatitis

noun

: a very common disorder of the oral mucosa that is characterized by the formation of canker sores on movable mucous membranes and that has a multiple etiology but is not caused by the virus causing herpes simplex

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“Aphthous stomatitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aphthous%20stomatitis. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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