cancrum o´ris see noma.
cancrum puden´di see noma.
cancrum pudendi(1) Pudendal ulcer.
(2) Cancer of the vulva.
cancrum(kang'krum) plural.cancra [L. cancer, crab, creeping ulcer]
A rapidly spreading ulcer.
A gangrenous inflammation of the nasal membranes.
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
Ulceration of the vulva.