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trench mouth

n.
A painful infection of the gums, oral mucosa, and throat marked by ulcerative lesions and foul breath and caused by anaerobic fusiform bacteria, such as Bacillus fusiformis, in combination with spirochetes, especially Borrelia vincentii. Also called Vincent's angina.

[From its occurrence in soldiers in trenches.]
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trench mouth

n
(Pathology) a bacterial ulcerative disease characterized by inflammation of the tonsils, gums, etc
[C20: so called because it was prevalent in soldiers in the Trenches during World War I]
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trench′ mouth`


n.
an acute ulcerating infection of the gums and throat, caused by a combination of bacilli and spirochetes.
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Noun1.trench mouth - an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
angina - any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
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trench mouth

n gingivitis ulcerativa necrotizante aguda
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