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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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