Vincent's angina

noun Pathology.

a disease characterized by ulceration of the mucosa of the tonsils, pharynx, and mouth, by the presence of abundant bacilli and spirochetes, and by the development of a membrane.

Origin of Vincent's angina

1900–05; named after J. H. Vincent (1862–1950), French physician
Also called Vincent's infection, trench mouth. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vincent's angina

Vincent's angina

Vincent's disease


an ulcerative bacterial infection of the mouth, esp involving the throat and tonsils

Word Origin for Vincent's angina

C20: named after J. H. Vincent (died 1950), French bacteriologist
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Medicine definitions for vincent's angina

Vincent's angina



trench mouth
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