- A gangrenous, ulcerative, inflammatory lesion.
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Examples from the Web for cancrum
It is there described under the erroneous title of cancrum oris.
Cancrum is an odd grammatical blunder; being, in reality, nothing but the accusative of Cancer, put instead of the nominative.