Vincent's angina


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Vin·cent's angina

 (vĭn′sənts)
[After Jean Hyacinthe Vincent (1862-1950), French physician.]
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Vincent's angina

(ˈvɪnsənts) or

Vincent's disease

n
(Pathology) an ulcerative bacterial infection of the mouth, esp involving the throat and tonsils
[C20: named after J. H. Vincent (died 1950), French bacteriologist]
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Noun1.Vincent's angina - 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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