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vitiligo

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noun vit·i·li·go \ˌvi-tə-ˈlī-(ˌ)gō, -ˈlē-\

Definition of vitiligo

  1. :  a skin disorder manifested by smooth white spots on various parts of the body



Origin and Etymology of vitiligo

New Latin, from Latin, skin eruption


First Known Use: circa 1842


Medical Dictionary

vitiligo

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noun vit·i·li·go \ˌvit-əl-ˈī-(ˌ)gō also -ˈē-\

Medical Definition of vitiligo

  1. :  a progressive skin disorder that is a form of leukoderma caused by the localized or generalized destruction of melanocytes and marked by sharply circumscribed white spots of skin




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of vitiligo Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about vitiligo


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