lentigo

noun
len·​ti·​go | \ len-ˈtī-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce lentigo (audio) , -ˈtē- How to pronounce lentigo (audio) \
plural lentigines\ len-​ˈtij-​ə-​ˌnēz How to pronounce lentigines (audio) \

Medical Definition of lentigo

1 : a small melanotic spot in the skin in which the formation of pigment is unrelated to exposure to sunlight and which is potentially malignant especially : nevus — compare freckle

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“Lentigo.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lentigo. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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