serpiginous

adjective
ser·​pig·​i·​nous | \ (ˌ)sər-ˈpi-jə-nəs How to pronounce serpiginous (audio) \

Definition of serpiginous

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

Other Words from serpiginous

serpiginously adverb

First Known Use of serpiginous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serpiginous

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

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The first known use of serpiginous was in the 15th century

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serpiginous

adjective
ser·​pig·​i·​nous | \ (ˌ)sər-ˈpij-ə-nəs How to pronounce serpiginous (audio) \

Medical Definition of serpiginous

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

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