serpiginous

serpigo

[ser-pahy-goh]
noun Pathology.
(formerly) a creeping or spreading skin disease, as ringworm.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin serpīgō, equivalent to Latin serp- (derivative of serpere to creep) + -īgō as in vertīgō vertigo; cf. herpes

serpiginous [ser-pij-uh-nuhs] , adjective
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serpigo (sɜːˈpaɪɡəʊ)
 
n
pathol any progressive skin eruption, such as ringworm or herpes
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin, from Latin serpere to creep]
 
serpiginous
 
adj

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serpiginous ser·pig·i·nous (sər-pĭj'ə-nəs)
adj.
Relating to or being a cutaneous lesion, such as an ulcer, having an arciform border and a wavy margin.

serpigo ser·pi·go (sər-pī'gō)
n.
Any creeping or serpiginous eruption.

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