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vitiligo

[ vit-l-ahy-goh, -ee-goh ]
/ ˌvɪt lˈaɪ goʊ, -ˈi goʊ /
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noun Pathology.
a skin disorder characterized by smooth, white patches on various parts of the body, caused by the loss of the natural pigment.
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Also called leukoderma, piebald skin.

Origin of vitiligo

1650–60; <Latin vitilīgō form of skin eruption, apparently equivalent to *vitil(is) defective (vit(ium) blemish + -ilis-ile) + -īgō noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM vitiligo

vit·i·lig·i·nous [vit-l-ij-uh-nuhs], /ˌvɪt lˈɪdʒ ə nəs/, adjectivevit·i·li·goid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitiligo

vitiligo
/ (ˌvɪtɪˈlaɪɡəʊ) /

noun
another name for leucoderma

Word Origin for vitiligo

C17: from Latin: a skin disease, probably from vitium a blemish
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Medical definitions for vitiligo

vitiligo
[ vĭt′l-īgō, -ēgō ]

n. pl. vit•i•li•gos
leukoderma
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