aphtha

/ (ˈæfθə) /


nounplural -thae (-θiː)
  1. a small ulceration on a mucous membrane, as in thrush, caused by a fungal infection

  2. vet science another name for foot-and-mouth disease

Origin of aphtha

1
C17: via Latin from Greek: mouth-sore, thrush

Derived forms of aphtha

  • aphthous, adjective

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?

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