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Vincent's angina

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noun Pathology.
  1. 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.
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Origin of Vincent's angina

1900–05; named after J. H. Vincent (1862–1950), French physician
Also called Vincent's infection, trench mouth.
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British Dictionary definitions for vincent's angina

Vincent's angina

Vincent's disease

  1. an ulcerative bacterial infection of the mouth, esp involving the throat and tonsils
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Word Origin

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

Vincent's angina

  1. trench mouth