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no·ma

 (nō′mə)
n.
A severe, often gangrenous inflammation of the lips and cheek or of the female genitals that often occurs following an infectious disease and is found most often in children who are malnourished or have poor hygiene.

[Latin nomē, ulcer, from Greek, pasturage, feeding, spreading (of a sore); see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

noma

(ˈnəʊmə)
n
(Pathology) a gangrenous inflammation of the mouth, esp one affecting malnourished children
[C19: New Latin, from Latin nomē ulcer, from Greek nomē feeding; related to Greek nemein to feed]

no•ma

(ˈnoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas.
a gangrenous ulceration of the mouth or genitalia, occurring mainly in debilitated children.
[1825–35; < New Latin < Greek nomḗ literally, spreading (of sores), akin to némein to feed, graze]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noma - acute ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals; often seen in undernourished children
ulcer, ulceration - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
Translations

no·ma

n. noma, úlcera, estomatitis gangrenosa en la cara interna de la mejilla.
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