leukoedema


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leukoedema

 [loo″ko-ĕ-de´mah]
a nonpathologic filmy opalescence of the buccal mucosa, consisting of an increase in thickness of the epithelium, with intracellular edema of the malpighian layer.

leukoedema

/leu·ko·ede·ma/ (-ĕ-de´mah) a variant condition of the buccal mucosa, consisting of an increase in thickness of the epithelium and intracellular edema of the stratum spinosum or stratum germinativum.

leukoedema

Edema of the oral mucosa of undetermined significance that may clinically mimic early leukoplakia, an often premalignant condition, characterized by acanthosis, intracellular edema and superficial parakeratosis

leu·ko·e·de·ma

(lū'kō-ĕ-dē'mă)
A bluish-white opalescence of the buccal mucosa that becomes the normal mucosal color on stretching the tissue; may be considered a normal anatomic variation.
Synonym(s): leuco-oedema, leuko-oedema.

leu·ko·e·de·ma

(lū'kō-ĕ-dē'mă)
Bluish-white opalescence of buccal mucosa that assumes normal mucosal color on stretching affected tissue.
Synonym(s): leucoderma, leuco-oedema.

leukoedema (loo´kōədē´mə),

n an innocuous oral condition characterized by a filmy, opalescent, white covering of the buccal mucosa consisting of a thickened layer of parakeratotic cells. It is most commonly associated with mechanical and chemical irritation.
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