Vincent's angina
noun Etymology: Jean Hyacinthe Vincent died 1950 French bacteriologist Date: circa 1903 Vincent's infection in which the ulceration has spread to surrounding tissues (as of the pharynx and tonsils) — called also trench mouth

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  • Vincent's angina — n. [after J. H. Vincent (1862 1950), Fr physician] TRENCH MOUTH: also called Vincent s infection …   English World dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — Vin·cent s angina .vin(t) sən(t)s , (.)van .sänz n acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis in which the ulceration has spread to surrounding tissues (as of the pharynx and tonsils) called also trench mouth Vin·cent van san Jean Hyacinthe (1862… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — noun an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane • Syn: ↑Vincent s infection, ↑trench mouth • Hypernyms: ↑contagious disease, ↑contagion, ↑angina …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — Pathol. 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. Also called Vincent s infection, trench mouth. [1900 05;… …   Universalium

  • Vincent's angina — /ˌvɪnsənts ænˈdʒaɪnə/ (say .vinsuhnts an juynuh) noun a disease characterised by ulceration of the mucosa of the tonsils, pharynx, and mouth, and the development of a membrane, caused by a bacillus and a spirillum; trench mouth. Also, Vincent s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — Vin′cent s angi′na n. pat trench mouth • Etymology: 1900–05; after J. H. Vincent (1862–1950), French physician …   From formal English to slang

  • Vincent's angina — an obsolete term for ulcerative gingivitis. [Vincent (1862–1950), French physician] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Ангина Венсана (Vincent'S Angina) — устаревшее названее язвенного гингивита. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Vincent's organisms — n pl a bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium (F. nucleatum syn. F. fusiforme) and a spirochete of the genus Treponema (T. vincentii syn. Borrelia vincentii) that are part of the normal oral flora and undergo a great increase in numbers in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vincent's infection — noun an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane • Syn: ↑Vincent s angina, ↑trench mouth • Hypernyms: ↑contagious disease, ↑contagion, ↑angina * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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