lingua nigra -->
black tongue
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In canines, a disorder associated with a deficency of nicotinic acid.

Black to yellowish brown discoloration of the dorsum of the tongue due to staining by exogenous material such as the components of tobacco; usually superimposed on hairy tongue.

Synonyms: lingua nigra, melanoglossia, nigrities linguae.

(05 Mar 2000)

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