geographical tongue


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ge·o·graph·i·cal tongue

(jē′ə-grăf′ĭ-kəl)
n.
A chronic inflammation of the tongue characterized by distinct somewhat circular groupings of lesions bounded by a white band. Also called benign migratory glossitis, erythema migrans linguae, pityriasis linguae.
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