lichen planus

noun
lichen pla·​nus | \ -ˈplā-nəs How to pronounce lichen planus (audio) \

Medical Definition of lichen planus

: 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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