Plural of cancrum.
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Plural of cancrum.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(kang'krum) plural.cancra [L. cancer, crab, creeping ulcer]
A rapidly spreading ulcer.

cancrum nasi

A gangrenous inflammation of the nasal membranes.

cancrum oris

Gangrenous destruction of oral and facial tissues occurring as a consequence of an infection of the gums (necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis), usually with anaerobic bacteria or herpesviruses. The disease is most commonly found in children who live in extremely impoverished circumstances, are severely malnourished, have poor oral hygiene, or a recent measles infection. It is usually found in children from underdeveloped nations. Synonym: noma

cancrum pudendi

Ulceration of the vulva.
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