lentigo maligna

noun

lentigo ma·​lig·​na -mə-ˈlig-nə How to pronounce lentigo maligna (audio)
: a precancerous lesion on the skin especially in areas exposed to the sun (as the face) that is flat, mottled, and brownish with an irregular outline and grows slowly over a period of years

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“Lentigo maligna.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lentigo%20maligna. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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