mucous patch

noun

: a broad, flat, erosive lesion of secondary syphilis that occurs on moist skin or mucous membranes and is often marked by a yellowish discharge
During the secondary stage of syphilis, mucous patches, which have high concentrations of Treponema pallidum and are extremely infectious, might develop in the mouth.The Journal of the American Medical Association

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“Mucous patch.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mucous%20patch. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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