Aphthous
Aphthous Aph"thousa. [Cf. F. aphtheux.] Pertaining to, or caused by, aphth[ae]; characterized by apht[ae]; as, aphthous ulcers; aphthous fever. [1913 Webster]

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  • aphthous — Characterized by or relating to aphthae or aphthosis. * * * aph·thous af thəs, ap adj of, relating to, or characterized by aphthae <aphthous lesions> * * * aph·thous (afґthəs) pertaining to, characterized by, or affected with aphthae …   Medical dictionary

  • aphthous — adjective of, or relating to aphtha …   Wiktionary

  • aphthous — [ afθəs] adjective Medicine denoting a small ulcer of a kind occurring in the mouth or on the tongue. Origin C18: via L. from Gk, related to haptein set on fire …   English new terms dictionary

  • aphthous — aph·thous …   English syllables

  • aphthous — ˈafthəs, ˈapth adjective Etymology: New Latin aphtha + International Scientific Vocabulary ous : of, relating to, or characterized by aphthae …   Useful english dictionary

  • aphthous fever — n FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE * * * foot and mouth disease …   Medical dictionary

  • aphthous stomatitis — n a very common disorder of the oral mucosa that is characterized by the formation of canker sores on movable mucous membranes and that has a multiple etiology but is not caused by the virus causing herpes simplex …   Medical dictionary

  • Aphthous ulcer — Infobox Disease Name = Aphthous ulcer Caption = Mouth ulcer on the lower lip DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|K|12|0|k|00 ICD9 = ICD9|528.2 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000998 eMedicineSubj = ent eMedicineTopic = 700 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|derm|486 …   Wikipedia

  • Aphthous ulcer — A small sensitive painful ulcer crater in the lining of the mouth. Commonly called a canker sore. Aphthous ulcers are one of the most common problems that occur in the mouth. About 20% of the population (1 in 5 people) have aphthous ulcers at any …   Medical dictionary

  • aphthous ulcer — noun An ulcer in the mouth, caused by a break in the mucous membrane. Syn: canker sore, mouth, ulcer, aphthous stomatitis, Suttons Disease …   Wiktionary

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