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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Noma  \No"ma\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?,  lit.,  a  feeding.  See  {Name}.] 
  (Med.) 
  See  {Canker},  n.,  1. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canker  \Can"ker\  (k[a^][ng]"k[~e]r),  n.  [OE.  canker,  cancre,  AS 
  cancer  (akin  to  D.  kanker,  OHG  chanchar.),  fr  L.  cancer  a 
  cancer;  or  if  a  native  word  cf  Gr  ?  excrescence  on  tree,  ? 
  gangrene.  Cf  also  OF  cancre,  F.  chancere,  fr  L.  cancer. 
  See  {cancer},  and  cf  {Chancre}.] 
  1.  A  corroding  or  sloughing  ulcer;  esp.  a  spreading 
  gangrenous  ulcer  or  collection  of  ulcers  in  or  about  the 
  mouth;  --  called  also  {water  canker},  {canker  of  the 
  mouth},  and  {noma}. 
 
  2.  Anything  which  corrodes,  corrupts,  or  destroy. 
 
  The  cankers  of  envy  and  faction.  --Temple. 
 
  3.  (Hort.)  A  disease  incident  to  trees,  causing  the  bark  to 
  rot  and  fall  off 
 
  4.  (Far.)  An  obstinate  and  often  incurable  disease  of  a 
  horse's  foot,  characterized  by  separation  of  the  horny 
  portion  and  the  development  of  fungoid  growths;  --  usually 
  resulting  from  neglected  thrush. 
 
  5.  A  kind  of  wild,  worthless  rose;  the  dog-rose. 
 
  To  put  down  Richard,  that  sweet  lovely  rose.  And 
  plant  this  thorm,  this  canker,  Bolingbroke.  --Shak. 
 
  {Black  canker}.  See  under  {Black}. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Noma,  FL  (town,  FIPS  48900) 
  Location:  30.98127  N,  85.61745  W 
  Population  (1990):  207  (87  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  NOMA 
  National  Online  Media  Association  (org.,  USA) 
 
 




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