Fordyce's disease

noun
For·​dyce's disease | \ ˈfȯr-ˌdīs-əz- How to pronounce Fordyce's disease (audio) \
variants: also Fordyce disease \ ˈfȯr-​ˌdīs-​ How to pronounce Fordyce disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Fordyce's disease

: a common anomaly of the oral mucosa in which misplaced sebaceous glands form yellowish white nodules on the lips or the lining of the mouth

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“Fordyce's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Fordyce%27s%20disease. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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