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n. pl. len·tig·i·nes (-tĭj′ə-nēz′)
A small, flat, pigmented spot on the skin.

[Latin lentīgō, lentīgin-, from lēns, lent-, lentil.]

len·tig′i·nous (-tĭj′ə-nəs), len·tig′i·nose′ (-nōs′) adj.
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Adj.1.lentiginous - relating to or covered with or resembling freckles
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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Kossard S: Atypical lentiginous junctional naevi of the elderly and melanoma.
11) Nevertheless, there are some histologic findings that may assist in the diagnosis: aggregates of lymphoid infiltrates, poor circumscription of the dermal infiltrate, subtle pleomorphism, and hyperchromasia with an associated lentiginous melanocytic proliferation.
freckling or lentiginous changes, general tissue thinning, and benign or malignant neoplasia (solar keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cancer, and melanoma).
The speckled lentiginous nevus (BLN) and Becker nevus are clinical examples of this pattern.
Bastian believes it likely they also occur in other types of melanoma having a lentiginous growth pattern.
12) In populations of intermediate pigmentation, such as China, (13) Japan, (14) Saudi Arabia (15) and India, (16) there is a preponderance of acral lentiginous melanomas, predominantly on the sole of the foot.
The black population is also more likely to have advanced disease once detected since the most common type of melanoma in blacks is the aggressive acral lentiginous melanoma.
Fish Slough milk-vetch (Astragalus lentiginous var.
While 1 study noted a possibly increased rate of S100-negative lesions among acral lentiginous melanomas (34) and our study reports 2 S100-negative lesions arising in acral lentiginous or amelanotic melanomas, most of our S100-negative lesions arose in superficial spreading or nodular melanomas.
All lesions then were biopsied and sent for histopathologic examination, which diagnosed 15 melanomas (10 in situ and 5 invasive melanomas) and 38 nevi (30 Clark's nevi, 4 lentiginous nevi, and 4 congenital pattern nevi).
7) Mucosal melanomas are usually of the acral lentiginous type, (8) and they occur most often in the nasal cavity and sinuses (table 1).