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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

Term:Geographic tongue
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Accession:HP:0025252 term browser browse the term
Definition:An anomaly of the tongue characterized by loss (atrophy) of filiform papillae of the tongue, leaving areas of erythema (redness), surrounded by a serpiginous, white, hyperkeratotic border. The name geographic tongue refers to an appearance that is said to be similar to a map.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Annulus migrans;   Benign migratory glossitis;   Glossitis areata exfoliativa;   Lingual erythema migrans;   Wandering rash of the tongue

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of head or neck 0
        Abnormality of the head 0
          Abnormality of the face 0
            Abnormality of the mouth 0
              Abnormal oral morphology 0
                Abnormal oral cavity morphology 0
                  Abnormality of the tongue 0
                    Abnormal tongue morphology 0
                      Geographic tongue 0
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