[ loo-kuh-pley-kee-uh ]
/ ˌlu kəˈpleɪ ki ə /
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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·ko·pla·sia [loo-kuh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh], /ˌlu kəˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/, leucoplasia.
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Medical definitions for leukoplakia
[ lōō′kə-plā′kē-ə ]
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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