lichen planus definition

  • noun:
    • in pathology, a form of lichen, occurring on forearm and on body parts which are constricted because of the garments, in which the papules tend to be flattened and smooth as they are the chair of much itching.
    • an eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules regarding the wrist and forearms and thighs

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