vitiligo

noun vit·i·li·go \ ˌvi-tə-ˈlī-(ˌ)gō , -ˈlē- \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of vitiligo

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

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Origin and Etymology of vitiligo

New Latin, from Latin, skin eruption


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vitiligo

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

medical Definition of vitiligo

: 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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