Definition of lentigo in English:


Line breaks: len|tigo
Pronunciation: /lɛnˈtʌɪgəʊ

noun (plural lentigines /-ˈtɪdʒɪniːz/)

[mass noun]
  • A condition marked by small brown patches on the skin, typically in elderly people: several members of the family are known to have lentigo [count noun]: freckling and lentigines
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    • 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.


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

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