melanoplakia
The occurrence of pigmented patches on the tongue and buccal mucous membrane. [melano- + G. plax, plate, plaque]

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me·la·no·pla·kia mə-.lan-ə-'plā-kē-ə, .mel-ə-nō- n the occurrence of pigmented patches on the oral mucous membrane

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n.
pigmented areas of melanin in the mucous membrane lining the inside of the cheeks.

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mel·a·no·pla·kia (mel″ə-no-plaґke-ə) [melano- + Gr. plax plate + -ia] the presence of pigmented patches on the oral mucosa.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • melanoplakia — n. pigmented areas of melanin in the mucous membrane lining the inside of the cheeks …   The new mediacal dictionary

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