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lentigo

Syllabification: len·ti·go
Pronunciation: /lenˈtīɡō, -ˈtē-
 
/

Definition of lentigo in English:

noun (plural lentigines /-ˈtijəˌnēz/)

A condition marked by small brown patches on the skin, typically in elderly people.
Example sentences
  • Multiple lentigines in the skin, lips, and mucous membranes should raise suspicion for Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.
  • The 755 nm wavelength can be used to treat solar lentigines.
  • Although occasionally lentigines are part of a rare genetic syndrome, for the most part they are just isolated and unimportant spots.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a freckle or pimple): from Latin, from lens, lent- 'lentil'.

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