Meaning of aphthous in English:

aphthous

Pronunciation /ˈafθəs/

adjective

Medicine

See aphtha

‘Also known as aphthous ulcers or aphthous stomatitis, canker sores are small sores that can occur inside a person's mouth, cheeks, lips, throat, or sometimes on the tongue.’
  • ‘The medical term for canker sores is aphthous ulcers.’
  • ‘He also had painful aphthous ulceration of his oral mucosa and genitalia.’
  • ‘The common mouth ulcers - aphthous ulcers - make the doctor's heart sink.’
  • ‘It was developed at Duke University and is used for aphthous ulcers.’