serpiginous


ser·pig·i·nous

adjective \(ˌ)sər-ˈpi-jə-nəs\

Definition of SERPIGINOUS

:  creeping, spreading; especially :  healing over in one portion while continuing to advance in another <serpiginous ulcers>
ser·pig·i·nous·ly adverb

Origin of SERPIGINOUS

Middle English serpiginose, from Medieval Latin serpiginosus, from serpigin-, serpigo creeping skin disease, from Latin serpere to creep
First Known Use: 15th century

ser·pig·i·nous

adjective \(ˌ)sər-ˈpij-ə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SERPIGINOUS

: slowly spreading; especially : healing over in one portion while continuing to advance in another <serpiginous ulcer>

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