periadenitis mucosa necrotica recurrens
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inflammation of tissues around a gland.
periadenitis muco´sa necro´tica recur´rens the more severe form of aphthous stomatitis, marked by recurrent attacks of aphthalike lesions that begin as small, firm nodules that later enlarge, ulcerate, and heal by scar formation, leaving atrophied scars on the oral mucosa. Called also Sutton's disease.
aph·thae ma·jorThis widely used phrase contains a grammatical discord, aphthae being plural and major singular.
A severe form of aphthae characterized by unusually numerous, large, deep, and frequent ulcers; healing may take as long as 6 weeks and produce scarring.