[ ser-pahy-goh ]
/ sərˈpaɪ goʊ /
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(formerly) a creeping or spreading skin disease, as ringworm.
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Origin of serpigo
OTHER WORDS FROM serpigoser·pig·i·nous [ser-pij-uh-nuhs], /sərˈpɪdʒ ə nəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for serpigo
/ (sɜːˈpaɪɡəʊ) /
pathol any progressive skin eruption, such as ringworm or herpes
Derived forms of serpigoserpiginous (sɜːˈpɪdʒɪnəs), adjective
Word Origin for serpigo
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Latin serpere to creep
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Medical definitions for serpigo
[ sər-pī′gō ]
Any creeping or serpiginous eruption.
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