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. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for vincent's angina

Vincent's angina

Vincent's disease

/ (ˈvɪnsənts) /


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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Medical definitions for vincent's angina

Vincent's angina
[ vĭnsənts ]


trench mouth
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