* * *canker sore n a small painful ulcer esp. of the mouth esp a painful shallow ulceration of the oral mucous membranes that has a grayish-white base surrounded by a reddish inflamed area and is characteristic of aphthous stomatitis compare COLD SORE
* * *recurrent aphthous stomatitis.
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canker sore — canker ,sore noun count AMERICAN a small sore inside the mouth … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
canker sore — noun an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth) • Syn: ↑canker • Derivationally related forms: ↑cankerous (for: ↑canker), ↑canker (for: ↑canker) … Useful english dictionary
canker sore — Pathol. an ulceration of a mucous membrane, esp. of the mouth. [1905 10] * * * ▪ medical disorder also called aphthous stomatitis, a small, painful ulcer of the oral cavity. Canker sores are round, shallow, white ulcers on the inner… … Universalium
canker sore — noun Date: circa 1596 a painful shallow ulcer of the mouth that has a grayish white base surrounded by a reddish inflamed area and is of uncertain cause but is not due to the virus causing herpes simplex compare cold sore … New Collegiate Dictionary
canker sore — noun An ulcer in the mouth, called an aphthous ulcer, caused by a break in the mucous membrane … Wiktionary
canker sore — small ulcer located in the mouth … English contemporary dictionary
canker — [kaŋ′kər] n. [ME < OFr cancre < L cancer: see CANCER] 1. an ulcerlike sore, esp. in the mouth: thought to be an immune reaction: cf. COLD SORE: also canker sore 2. a) a disease of plants that causes local decay of bark and wood b) a… … English World dictionary
sore — Synonyms and related words: abrasion, abscess, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, ache, aching, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, affecting, afflictive, aggrieved, agonizing, ague, algesia, algetic, anemia, angered, angry,… … Moby Thesaurus
canker — Synonyms and related words: abscess, adulterate, alloy, aposteme, bed sore, blain, blast, bleb, blight, blister, boil, break up, bubo, bulla, bunion, cancer, canker sore, carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, cheapen, chilblain, coarsen, cold sore,… … Moby Thesaurus
canker — 1. In cats and dogs, acute inflammation of the external ear and auditory canal. See aphtha. 2. In the horse, a process similar to but more advanced than thrush; the horny frog is generally underrun with a whitish, cheeselike exudate, and the … Medical dictionary