aphtha


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aphtha

(ˈæfθə)
n, pl -thae (-θiː)
1. (Pathology) a small ulceration on a mucous membrane, as in thrush, caused by a fungal infection
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for foot-and-mouth disease
[C17: via Latin from Greek: mouth-sore, thrush]
ˈaphthous adj
Translations

aph·tha

n. afta, úlcera pequeña que aparece como señal de infección en la mucosa oral.
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