serpiginous

adjective ser·pig·i·nous \ (ˌ)sər-ˈpi-jə-nəs \

Definition of serpiginous

: creeping, spreading; especially : healing over in one portion while continuing to advance in another
  • serpiginous ulcers

serpiginously

adverb

Origin and Etymology of serpiginous

Middle English serpiginose, from Medieval Latin serpiginosus, from serpigin-, serpigo creeping skin disease, from Latin serpere to creep


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serpiginous

adjective ser·pig·i·nous \ (ˌ)sər-ˈpij-ə-nəs \

medical Definition of serpiginous

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

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