lichen planus


lichen pla·​nus -ˈplā-nəs How to pronounce lichen planus (audio)
: a skin disease characterized by an eruption of wide flat papules covered by a horny glazed film, marked by intense itching, and often accompanied by lesions on the oral mucosa

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“Lichen planus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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