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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



erythroleukoplakia  listen  (eh-RITH-roh-LOO-koh-PLAY-kee-uh)

  An abnormal patch of red and white tissue that forms on mucous membranes in the mouth and may become cancer. Tobacco (smoking and chewing) and alcohol may increase the risk of erythroleukoplakia.