serpigo

[ ser-pahy-goh ]
/ sərˈpaɪ goʊ /
|

noun Pathology.

(formerly) a creeping or spreading skin disease, as ringworm.

Nearby words

  1. serpentine stretcher,
  2. serpentinite,
  3. serpentinize,
  4. serpentis,
  5. serpiginous,
  6. serps,
  7. serpukhov,
  8. serpulid,
  9. serra,
  10. serra da estrela

Origin of serpigo

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin serpīgō, equivalent to Latin serp- (derivative of serpere to creep) + -īgō as in vertīgō vertigo; cf. herpes

Related formsser·pig·i·nous [ser-pij-uh-nuh s] /sərˈpɪdʒ ə nəs/, adjective

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Examples from the Web for serpigo

  • Diseases universal and infectious—like morphoea, serpigo, lepra, variolae et morbilli.

    Gilbertus Anglicus|Henry Ebenezer Handerson
  • The serpigo, the strangury, an eternal uneffectual priapism seize thee!



British Dictionary definitions for serpigo

serpigo

/ (sɜːˈpaɪɡəʊ) /

noun

pathol any progressive skin eruption, such as ringworm or herpes
Derived Formsserpiginous (sɜːˈpɪdʒɪnəs), adjective

Word Origin for serpigo

C14: from Medieval Latin, from Latin serpere to creep

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Medicine definitions for serpigo

serpigo

[ sər-pīgō ]

n.

Any creeping or serpiginous eruption.

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