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noun, plural len·tig·i·nes [len-tij-uh-neez] /lɛnˈtɪdʒ əˌniz/.
  1. a freckle or other pigmented spot.

Origin of lentigo

1375–1425; late Middle English (in plural) < Latin, equivalent to lentī- (variant of lenti-, stem of lēns lentil) + -gō noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for lentigo


noun plural lentigines (lɛnˈtɪdʒɪˌniːz)
  1. a technical name for a freckle
Derived Formslentiginous or lentiginose, adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Latin, from lēns lentil
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lentigo in Medicine


([object Object])
n. pl. len•tig•i•nes (-tĭjə-nēz′)
  1. A small, flat, pigmented spot on the skin.
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