Definition of lentigo in English:

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Pronunciation: /lenˈtīɡō/

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.


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

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Syllabification: len·ti·go

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