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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


erythroplakia  listen  (eh-RITH-roh-PLAY-kee-uh)

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