leukoplakia

leukoplakia is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(loo″kō-plā′kē-ă )

[leuko- + Gr. plax, plate + -ia]
Formation of white spots or patches on the mucous membrane of the tongue or cheek. The spots are smooth, irregular in size and shape, hard, and occasionally fissured. The lesions may become malignant.
SYN: SEE: leukokoria; SEE: leukoplasia; SEE: smoker's tongue

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LEUKOPLAKIA

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