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