- a disorder of a mucous membrane characterized by one or more white patches, occurring most commonly on the cheek, tongue, vulva, or penis: often medically insignificant but sometimes becoming malignant.
Origin of leukoplakia
Also called leu·ko·pla·sia [loo-kuh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌlu kəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/, leucoplasia.
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- A condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membranes, especially of the mouth and vulva.leukoplasia smoker's patch smoker's tongue
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