a severe ulcerous condition of the mouth, occurring esp. in young children as after debilitating disease and usually resulting in gangrene
Origin of nomaModern Latin from Classical Greek nom?, a spreading (of sores), literally , a feeding from nemein, to distribute: see -nomy
A severe, often gangrenous inflammation of the lips and cheek or of the female genitals that often occurs following an infectious disease and is found most often in children who are malnourished or have poor hygiene.
Origin of nomaLatin nomē ulcer from Greek pasturage, feeding, spreading (of a sore) ; see nem- in Indo-European roots.