- a skin disorder characterized by smooth, white patches on various parts of the body, caused by the loss of the natural pigment.
Origin of vitiligo
Examples from the Web for vitiligo
Contemporary Examples of vitiligo
Did he really have vitiligo or was he just bleaching his skin?The Anti-Oprah
July 12, 2009
Historical Examples of vitiligo
It is not to be confounded with vitiligo, chloasma, or the macular syphiloderm.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Vitiligo and lichens are deformities of the skin, but they are curable.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
- another name for leucoderma
Word Origin for vitiligo
1650s, from Latin vitiglio "a kind of cutaneous eruption, tetter."