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Partial or total loss of skin pigmentation, often occurring in patches.
[Latin vitilīgō, tetter.]
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(Pathology) another name for leucoderma
[C17: from Latin: a skin disease, probably from vitium a blemish]
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vit•i•li•go(ˌvɪt lˈaɪ goʊ, -ˈi goʊ)
a skin disorder, of unknown cause, characterized by patches of unpigmented skin.
[1650–60; < Latin vitilīgō skin eruption, appar. akin to vitium fault, defect]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||vitiligo - an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)|
hypopigmentation - unusual lack of skin color
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n. vitiligo, trastorno epidérmico benigno que se manifiesta con manchas blancas en partes expuestas del cuerpo.
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vitiligon vitíligo or vitiligo
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