or leu·co·pla·ki·a

[ loo-kuh-pley-kee-uh ]
/ ˌlu kəˈpleɪ ki ə /

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.

Origin of leukoplakia

1880–85; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek leuko- leuko- + plak-, stem of pláx flat surface, taken as “tongue” + -ia -ia
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 leukoplasia (1 of 2)

[ lōō′kə-plāzhə ]



Medical definitions for leukoplasia (2 of 2)

[ lōō′kə-plākē-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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