noun (plural lentigines /-ˈtijəˌnēz/)
A condition marked by small brown patches on the skin, typically in elderly people.
- 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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