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aphtha

/ (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 aphtha

aphthous, adjective

Word Origin for aphtha

C17: via Latin from Greek: mouth-sore, thrush
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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
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