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Glossary: erythroplakia, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

erythroplakia

(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.

2009-06-18