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  • n. thrush (the disease)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the whitish specks called aphthæ.
  • n. The disease, also called thrush.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, an eruption; an ulceration: used especially in the plural to denote small round ulcers, sometimes becoming confluent, and said in some cases to be preceded by vesicles which break.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἄφθα (mouth ulcer) (Wiktionary)

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  • A minute painful ulcer on a mucous membrane of the mouth, often covered by a gray or white exudate.

    October 9, 2007