Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, flat, pigmented spot on the skin.

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  • n. A brown pigmented spot on the skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pl. lentigines (len-tij′ i-nēz). In medicine, a freckle; abstractly, a freckly condition; the presence of freckles.
  • n. In zoology, a genus of mollusks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin

Etymologies

Latin lentīgō, lentīgin-, from lēns, lent-, lentil.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • This could be a sign of a type of skin cancer called lentigo maligna melanoma (it represents from 5 to 15 percent of melanoma cases).

    Out, Out Damn Spots

  • I sustained some injuries of late, general neglect of water that burned my body and caused lentigo, facial cysts, boils, and then another fall at the train station that was caused by the negligence of others.

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  • There are four basic types of melanoma: superficial spreading melanoma, lentigo maligna, acral lentiginous melanoma, and nodular melanoma; the first three types are found in the uppermost layer of skin, the epidermis, and are noninvasive.

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  • Lentigo maligna is referred to as such until it becomes invasive, penetrating the deeper layers of skin and making its way to other parts of the body, it then gains the name of lentigo maligna melanoma

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  • Lentigo maligna is referred to as such until it becomes invasive, penetrating the deeper layers of skin and making its way to other parts of the body, it then gains the name of lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM)

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  • There are four basic types of melanoma: superficial spreading melanoma, lentigo maligna, acral lentiginous melanoma, and nodular melanoma; the first three types are found in the uppermost layer of skin, the epidermis, and are non invasive.

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  • Lentigo maligna is referred to as such until it becomes invasive, penetrating the deeper layers of skin and making its way to other parts of the body, it then gains the name of lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) [1].

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Lentigo maligna is referred to as such until it becomes invasive, penetrating the deeper layers of skin and making its way to other parts of the body, it then gains the name of lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) [2].

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