Meaning of NOMA in English

NOMA

[no.ma] n [NL, fr. Gk nome, fr. nemein to spread (of an ulcer), lit., to graze, pasture--more at nimble] (1834): a spreading invasive gangrene chiefly of the lining of the cheek and lips that is usu. fatal and occurs most often in persons severely debilitated by disease or profound nutritional deficiency

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