- (formerly) a creeping or spreading skin disease, as ringworm.
Origin of serpigo
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- pathol any progressive skin eruption, such as ringworm or herpes
Word Origin for serpigo
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Latin serpere to creep
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- Any creeping or serpiginous eruption.
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