leukoplakia


leu·ko·pla·kia

noun \ˌlü-kō-ˈplā-kē-ə\

Definition of LEUKOPLAKIA

:  an abnormal condition in which thickened white patches of epithelium occur on the mucous membranes (as of the mouth or vulva); also :  a lesion or lesioned area of leukoplakia
leu·ko·pla·kic \-ˈplā-kik\ adjective

Origin of LEUKOPLAKIA

New Latin, from leuk- + Greek plak-, plax flat surface — more at fluke
First Known Use: circa 1888

leu·ko·pla·kia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LEUKOPLAKIA

: a condition commonly considered precancerous in which thickened white patches of epithelium occur on the mucous membranes especially of the mouth, vulva, and renal pelvis; also : a lesion or lesioned area of leukoplakia
leu·ko·pla·kic or chiefly British leu·co·pla·kic \-ˈplā-kik\ adjective

Variants of LEUKOPLAKIA

leu·ko·pla·kia or chiefly British leu·co·pla·kia \ˌlü-kō-ˈplā-kē-ə\

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