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View in Spanish: Eritroleucoplasia

Erythroleukoplakia (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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.