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serpigo

[ser-pahy-goh] /sərˈpaɪ goʊ/
noun, Pathology.
1.
(formerly) a creeping or spreading skin disease, as ringworm.
Origin of serpigo
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin serpīgō, equivalent to Latin serp- (derivative of serpere to creep) + -īgō as in vertīgō vertigo; cf. herpes
Related forms
serpiginous
[ser-pij-uh-nuh s] /sərˈpɪdʒ ə nəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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serpigo

/sɜːˈpaɪɡəʊ/
noun
1.
(pathol) any progressive skin eruption, such as ringworm or herpes
Derived Forms
serpiginous (sɜːˈpɪdʒɪnəs) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Latin serpere to creep
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serpiginous in Medicine

serpiginous ser·pig·i·nous (sər-pĭj'ə-nəs)
adj.
Relating to or being a cutaneous lesion, such as an ulcer, having an arciform border and a wavy margin.

serpigo ser·pi·go (sər-pī'gō)
n.
Any creeping or serpiginous eruption.

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