- a gangrenous ulceration of the mouth or genitalia, occurring mainly in debilitated children.
Origin of noma
1825–35; < New Latin, Latin nomē a sore, ulcer < Greek nomḗ a feeding, grazing (akin to némein to feed, graze, consume)
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- a gangrenous inflammation of the mouth, esp one affecting malnourished children
C19: New Latin, from Latin nomē ulcer, from Greek nomē feeding; related to Greek nemein to feed
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- A severe, often gangrenous inflammation of the lips and cheek or of the female genitals that often occurs following an infectious disease and is found most often in children in poor hygienic or malnourished condition.stomatonecrosis
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