Definition of Lentigo

1. Noun. A small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin.

Exact synonyms: Freckle
Group relationships: Cutis, Skin, Tegument
Generic synonyms: Macula, Macule
Derivative terms: Freckle, Freckle, Lentiginous

Definition of Lentigo

1. n. A freckly eruption on the skin; freckles.

Definition of Lentigo

1. Noun. (medicine) A brown pigmented spot on the skin. ¹

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Definition of Lentigo

1. a freckle [n -TIGINES]

Medical Definition of Lentigo

1. A skin disorder seen with aging (or sun exposure) where there are flat patches of increased pigmentation on the skin. They are nonserious, benign and generally more important cosmetically. The most commonly appear on sun exposed areas such as the forehead and the back of the hands. Avoidance of the sun and the use of a sunscreen (SPF of 15) can reduce the incidence of these lesions. Creams and lotions are available which bleach the skin. Cryotherapy can be used in some cases. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lentigo

lenticulostriate arteries
lentiform bone
lentiform nucleus
lentigo (current term)
lentigo maligna
lentil plant
lentil soup

Literary usage of Lentigo

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1. The Student's book of cutaneous medicine and diseases of the skin by Erasmus Wilson (1865)
"lentigo. lentigo is the small lentil-shaped and lentil-coloured spot commonly met with on the face of children and young persons, in considerable numbers, ..."

2. Essentials of diseases of the skin by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1899)
"lentigo, or freckle, is characterized by round or irregular, ... What is the pathology of lentigo ? lentigo consists simply of a circumscribed deposit of ..."

3. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin, for the use of students and by James Nevins Hyde (1893)
"lentigo is that condition in which occur pin-head to bean-sized, yellowish to brownish, circumscribed, and usually multiple ..."

4. A Compend of diseases of the skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1905)
"lentigo. l67 SCORBUTUS. ... lentigo. Derivation.—Lens, a lentil. Synonyms. ... lentigo consists of pinhead- to pea-sized, ..."

5. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"CLASS VI.—ANOMALIES OF PIGMENTATION. lentigo. Synonyms. ... lentigo senilis is a type of the disorder which develops in elderly persons, or in younger ..."

6. Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1914)
"lentigo occurs also as an early symptom of that rare affection of the skin known as xeroderma pigmentosum, and is, moreover, observed in atrophia cutis ..."

7. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1906)
"lentigo (freckles) is a small aggregation of pigment deposited in the skin, and is commonly seen in children of ten years and upward, especially in those of ..."

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