trench mouth
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, a severe bacterial infection of the gums, typically characterized by inflammation, bleeding, deep ulceration, necrotized tissue, pain, fever, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, and halitosis.

"Trench mouth" is one of the war diseases which is engaging the attention of British army doctors.

Syn: acute membranous gingivitis, acute ulcerative gingivitis, fusospirillosis, fusospirochetal gingivitis, phagedenic gingivitis, ulcerative gingivitis, Plaut-Vincent angina, Vincents angina, Vincents infection, Vincents stomatitis

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  • trench mouth — n. 〚from its prevalence among soldiers in trenches〛 an infectious disease characterized by ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat and caused by a bacterium (Fusobacterium nucleatum) often in conjunction with a spirochete (… …   Universalium

  • trench mouth — n. [from its prevalence among soldiers in trenches] an infectious disease characterized by ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat and caused by a bacterium (Fusobacterium nucleatum) often in conjunction with a spirochete (… …   English World dictionary

  • trench mouth — trench′ mouth n. pat an acute ulcerating infection of the gums and throat, caused by a combination of bacilli and spirochetes …   From formal English to slang

  • trench mouth — noun an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane • Syn: ↑Vincent s angina, ↑Vincent s infection • Hypernyms: ↑contagious disease, ↑contagion, ↑angina * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trench mouth — A progressive painful infection of the mouth and throat with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) …   Medical dictionary

  • trench mouth — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trench mouth — /trɛntʃ ˈmaʊθ/ (say trench mowth) noun → Vincent s angina. {so called because of its prevalence among soldiers} …   Australian English dictionary

  • trench mouth — noun Date: 1918 1. Vincent s angina 2. Vincent s infection …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trench mouth. — See Vincent s angina. [1915 20; so called from its high incidence among soldiers in the trenches] * * * …   Universalium

  • trench mouth — noun ulcerative gingivitis …   English new terms dictionary

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