acute ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals; often seen in undernourished children
A gangrenous disease leading to tissue destruction of the face, especially the mouth and cheek.
see Canker, n., 1
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. , lit., a feeding. See Name.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A severe gangrenous process occurring predominantly in debilitated and malnourished children, especially in underdeveloped countries. It typically begins as a small vesicle or ulcer on the gingiva that rapidly becomes necrotic and spreads to produce extensive destruction of the buccal and labial mucosa and tissues of the face, which may result in severe disfigurement and even death. Various bacteria have been implicated in the etiology. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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moan, Mona, Oman
The numerical value of NOMA in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of NOMA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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