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 (lo͞o′kə-plā′kē-ə) also leu·co·pla·ki·a (lo͞o′kə-plā′kē-ə)
An abnormal condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membranes, especially of the mouth and vulva. Also called leukoplasia.

[New Latin : leuko- + Greek plax, plak-, flat area; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Pathology) pathol white patches or plaques occurring on mucous membranes, esp of the mouth or vulva
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or leu•co•pla•ki•a

(ˌlu kəˈpleɪ ki ə)

a condition marked by one or more white patches on a mucous membrane, as of the tongue or cheek, usu. benign.
[1880–85; < Greek leuko- leuko- + plak-, s. of pláx flat surface, taken as “tongue” + -ia -ia; leukoplasia for earlier leucoplacia, as if formed with -plasia]
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n. leucoplasia, áreas de color opaco en la membrana mucosa de la lengua gen. de carácter precanceroso.
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n leucoplasia, manchas blancas en la boca o lengua; oral hairy — leucoplasia vellosa oral
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