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vitiligo

División en sílabas: vit·i·li·go
Pronunciación: /ˌvītlˈīɡō, -ˈēɡō
 
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Definición de vitiligo en inglés:

sustantivo

Medicine
A condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause. Also called leucoderma.
Example sentences
  • For 15 years she has had symmetrical patches of vitiligo on her hands, elbows, hips, and neck.
  • These patches are frequently confused with vitiligo or leucoderma, in which the patches are usually larger and have well defined convex borders, sometimes with a rim of hyper or increased pigmentation.
  • Leucoderma or vitiligo is a common disease and affects almost three to four per cent of the population.

Origen

late 16th century: from Latin, literally 'tetter'.

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