|How to cite this article:
. The Lichens. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1975;41:32-37
AbstractThe origin of the term lichen and a review of its clinical forms from the nosological points of view have been discussed. Explanation of certain features of lichen planus lesions by adding descriptive terms made from it a big family. Examples of such terms have been revised. The addition of the suffix “old” or “Fication” add more burden to the term lichen.