[vit-l-ahy-goh, -ee-goh]
noun Pathology.
a skin disorder characterized by smooth, white patches on various parts of the body, caused by the loss of the natural pigment.
Also called leukoderma, piebald skin.

1650–60; < Latin vitilīgō form of skin eruption, apparently equivalent to *vitil(is) defective (vit(ium) blemish + -ilis -ile) + -īgō noun suffix

vitiliginous [vit-l-ij-uh-nuhs] , adjective
vitiligoid, adjective Unabridged
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vitiligo (ˌvɪtɪˈlaɪɡəʊ)
another name for leucoderma
[C17: from Latin: a skin disease, probably from vitium a blemish]

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vitiligo vit·i·li·go (vĭt'l-ī'gō, -ē'gō)
n. pl. vit·i·li·gos or vit·i·lig·i·nes (vĭt'l-ĭj'ə-nēz)
See leukoderma.

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