Definition of trench mouth in English:

trench mouth

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noun

[mass noun]
Ulcerative gingivitis.
More example sentences
  • Acute ulcerative gingivitis, also known as Vincent's disease or trench mouth, is due to a bacterial infection of the gums.
  • Bad breath also may be a sign of oral diseases such as ‘trench mouth’ - an inflammation of the mouth and gums - or advanced periodontal disease involving the gums and foundations of the teeth.
  • After eating from wormy, mouldy trenchers, one would get ‘trench mouth.’

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