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aphthous fever

[ af-thuhs, ap-thuhs ]
/ ˈæf θəs, ˈæp θəs /
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noun

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Origin of aphthous fever

1755–60; <New Latin (febris) aphthosa , feminine singular adjective derived from Latin aphthae (written in Greek letters), from Greek áphthai , plural of áphtha “ulceration in the mouth, thrush” + -ous
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