Definition of Black tongue

1. Noun. A benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue.

Exact synonyms: Furry Tongue, Hairy Tongue
Generic synonyms: Side Effect



Medical Definition of Black tongue

1. In canines, a disorder associated with a deficency of nicotinic acid. Black to yellowish brown discoloration of the dorsum of the tongue due to staining by exogenous material such as the components of tobacco; usually superimposed on hairy tongue. Synonym: lingua nigra, melanoglossia, nigrities linguae. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Tongue

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black spots
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black squirrel
black stork
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black sumac
black swan
black swans
black tarantula
black tea
black tern
black tie
black tinamou
black tinamous
black tongue (current term)
black tree fern
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black truffle
black turnstone
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black urine
black vomit
black vulture
black vultures
black walnut
black walnut tree
black wattle

Literary usage of Black tongue

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"They do not think that this mould would explain all the cases of " black tongue " reported. It is probably due to various causes; and the chronic forms ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"For ordinary every-day use, the term '' black tongue," or " hairy tongue," is ... The objection to the term " black tongue " is that it has been applied in ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"The case differs from the earlier recorded cases of black tongue, in which the hypertrophy of the filiform ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"They do not think that this mould would explain all the cases of " black tongue " reported. It is probably due to various causes; and the chronic forms ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"For ordinary every-day use, the term '' black tongue," or " hairy tongue," is ... The objection to the term " black tongue " is that it has been applied in ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"The case differs from the earlier recorded cases of black tongue, in which the hypertrophy of the filiform ..."

7. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"black tongue. Synonyms.—Hairy tongue ; Lingua nigra. This peculiar and striking disorder was first accurately described by Rayer in 1835. ..."

8. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"black tongue. Synonyms.—Hairy tongue ; Lingua nigra. This peculiar and striking disorder was first accurately described by Rayer in 1835. ..."

9. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"All local irritants should be interdicted. Radium has been successfully employed by the author in several instances. THE HAIRY black tongue.1 ..."

10. The American Reformed Cattle Doctor: Containing ... Information for by George H. Dadd (1851)
"black tongue. black tongue appears when the system is deprived of vital force, as in the last stages of blaine, &c. The indications to be fulfilled are the ..."

11. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"black tongue. Definition.—An acute, infectious disease occurring in an epizootic form, characterized by a severe gastro-enteritis, stomatitis, ..."

12. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"All local irritants should be interdicted. Radium has been successfully employed by the author in several instances. THE HAIRY black tongue.1 ..."

13. The American Reformed Cattle Doctor: Containing ... Information for by George H. Dadd (1851)
"black tongue. black tongue appears when the system is deprived of vital force, as in the last stages of blaine, &c. The indications to be fulfilled are the ..."

14. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"black tongue. Definition.—An acute, infectious disease occurring in an epizootic form, characterized by a severe gastro-enteritis, stomatitis, ..."

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