lentiginous

lentiginous

[len-tij-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a lentigo.
2.
Botany, Zoology. covered with minute dots; freckled; speckled.
Also, lentiginose [len-tij-uh-nohs] .


Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin lentīginōsus freckled, equivalent to lentīgin- (stem of lentīgō) lentigo + -ōsus -ous

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lentigo (lɛnˈtaɪɡəʊ)
 
n , pl lentigines
a technical name for a freckle
 
[C14: from Latin, from lēnslentil]
 
len'tiginous
 
adj
 
len'tiginose
 
adj

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