- Of or relating to aphthae or aphthosis.
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Examples from the Web for aphthous
Aphthous stomatitis may be either idiopathic or symptomatic, discrete or confluent.
Aphthous stomatitis sometimes accompanies certain of the continued fevers, exanthematous and non-exanthematous.
Sometimes chronic glossitis presents as an aphthous inflammation.
Ecchymoses may be present in large number, with exudates of false membrane, which Beaumont describes as aphthous.
The pulse grows more frequent and thready; aphthous deposits appear on the inside of the mouth and pharynx.