Meaning of Ludwig's angina in English:

Ludwig's angina

noun

Medicine
  • Cellulitis of the tissue in the floor of the mouth, often spreading into the throat.

Pronunciation

Ludwig's angina

/ˌlʊdwɪɡz anˈdʒʌɪnə/ /ˌlʊdwɪɡz ˈandʒɪnə/ /ˌlʊdvɪɡz anˈdʒʌɪnə/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Von Ziemssen's Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine. From the genitive of the name of Wilhelm Friederich Ludwig, German surgeon, who described the condition in 1836 + angina, after scientific Latin angina Ludovici.