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leukoplakia

or leu路co路pla路ki路a

[ loo-kuh-pley-kee-uh ]
/ 藢lu k蓹藞ple瑟 ki 蓹 /
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noun Pathology.
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.
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Also called leu路ko路pla路sia [loo-kuh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh], /藢lu k蓹藞ple瑟 蕭蓹, -蕭i 蓹, -zi 蓹/, leucoplasia.

Origin of leukoplakia

1880鈥85; <New Latin, equivalent to Greek leuko-leuko- + plak-, stem of pl谩x flat surface, taken as 鈥渢ongue鈥 + -ia-ia
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Medical definitions for leukoplakia

leukoplakia
[ l艒艒鈥瞜蓹-pl膩k膿-蓹 ]

n.
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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