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lentigo

[ len-tahy-goh ]
/ lɛnˈtaɪ goʊ /
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noun, plural len·tig·i·nes [len-tij-uh-neez]. /lɛnˈtɪdʒ əˌniz/.
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 lēnslentil) + -gō noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for lentigo

lentigo
/ (lɛnˈtaɪɡəʊ) /

noun plural lentigines (lɛnˈtɪdʒɪˌniːz)
a technical name for a freckle

Derived forms of lentigo

lentiginous or lentiginose, adjective

Word Origin for lentigo

C14: from Latin, from lēns lentil
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Medical definitions for lentigo

lentigo
[ lĕn-tīgō ]

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