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[len-tahy-goh] /lɛnˈtaɪ goʊ/
noun, plural lentigines
[len-tij-uh-neez] /lɛnˈtɪdʒ əˌniz/ (Show IPA)
a freckle or other pigmented spot.
Origin of lentigo
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English (in plural) < Latin, equivalent to lentī- (variant of lenti-, stem of lēns lentil) + -gō noun suffix Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lentigines


noun (pl) lentigines (lɛnˈtɪdʒɪˌniːz)
a technical name for a freckle
Derived Forms
lentiginous, lentiginose, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin, from lēnslentil
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lentigines in Medicine

lentigo len·ti·go (lěn-tī'gō)
n. pl. len·tig·i·nes (-tĭj'ə-nēz')
A small, flat, pigmented spot on the skin.

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