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lichen planus

lichen planus in Medicine

lichen planus lichen pla·nus (plā'nəs)
n.
A skin condition characterized by the eruption of flat-topped, shiny, violaceous papules on flexor surfaces, male genitalia, and the mucosa of the oral cavity. Also called lichen ruber planus.

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