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lentigo

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

freckle, blot, bruise, wart, blotch, smudge, imperfection, pimple, snag, stigma, stain, scar, discoloration, blemish, mole, disgrace, disfigurement, chip, birthmark, second

British Dictionary definitions for lentigo

lentigo

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

Word Origin

C14: from Latin, from lēns lentil
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lentigo in Medicine

lentigo

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