lichen planus

lichen planus
an eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighs
Hypernyms: ↑lichen

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\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈplänəs, -lān-\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, literally, flat lichen
: a skin disease characterized by an eruption of wide flat papules covered by a horny glazed film, marked by intense itching, and often accompanied by lesions on the oral mucosa

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