- 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.
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- 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
- trench mouth
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