vitiligo

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vit·i·li·go

 (vĭt′l-ī′gō, -ē′gō)
n.
Partial or total loss of skin pigmentation, often occurring in patches.

[Latin vitilīgō, tetter.]

vitiligo

(ˌvɪtɪˈlaɪɡəʊ)
n
(Pathology) another name for leucoderma
[C17: from Latin: a skin disease, probably from vitium a blemish]

vit•i•li•go

(ˌvɪt lˈaɪ goʊ, -ˈi goʊ)

n.
a skin disorder, of unknown cause, characterized by patches of unpigmented skin.
[1650–60; < Latin vitilīgō skin eruption, appar. akin to vitium fault, defect]

vitiligo

Uneven coloring of the skin caused by loss of melanocytes and an uneven production of melanin (pigment). This results in lighter patches of skin surrounded by areas of the normal skin color. It is thought to be caused by a disorder of the immune system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vitiligo - an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
hypopigmentation - unusual lack of skin color
Translations

vit·i·li·go

[MIM*193200]
n. vitiligo, trastorno epidérmico benigno que se manifiesta con manchas blancas en partes expuestas del cuerpo.

vitiligo

n vitíligo or vitiligo
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