Vincent's infection
noun Date: circa 1922 a progressive painful disease of the mouth that is marked especially by dirty gray ulceration of the mucous membranes, bleeding of the gums, and a foul odor to the breath and that is associated with the presence of large numbers of a rod-shaped bacterium (Fusobacterium fusiforme syn. F. nucleatum) and a spirochete (Treponema vincentii syn. Borrelia vincentii) in the lesions — called also trench mouth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Vincent's infection — n acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis …   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

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

  • vincent's stomatitis — noun see vincent s infection * * * Vincent s infection or Vincent s stomatitis, = Vincent s angina. (Cf. ↑Vincent s angina) …   Useful english 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 — 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 …   New Collegiate 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'sinfection — Vincent s infection n. See trench mouth.   [After Jean HyacintheVincent (1862 1950), French physician.] * * * …   Universalium

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