Definition of aphthous in English:

aphthous

adjective

Medicine
  • See aphtha

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

aphthous

/ˈafθəs/