/ (ˈæfθə) /
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noun plural -thae (-θiː)
a small ulceration on a mucous membrane, as in thrush, caused by a fungal infection
vet science another name for foot-and-mouth disease
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Derived forms of aphthaaphthous, adjective
Word Origin for aphtha
C17: via Latin from Greek: mouth-sore, thrush
Words nearby aphtha
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How to use aphtha in a sentence
May not this disease be referred to aphtha, or to dysentery?Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
Medical definitions for aphtha
[ ăf′thə ]
n. pl. aph•thae (-thē′)
A minute painful ulcer on a mucous membrane of the mouth, often covered by a gray or white exudate.
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