Definition of lentigo in English:



  • [mass noun] A condition marked by small brown patches on the skin, typically in elderly people.

    ‘several members of the family are known to have lentigo’
    [count noun] ‘freckling and lentigines’
    • ‘The best way to prevent lentigines is to stay out of the sun as much as possible.’
    • ‘Although occasionally lentigines are part of a rare genetic syndrome, for the most part they are just isolated and unimportant spots.’
    • ‘The 755 nm wavelength can be used to treat solar lentigines.’
    • ‘However, some lentigines are associated with systemic abnormalities, in addition to the dermatologic manifestations.’
    • ‘Multiple lentigines in the skin, lips, and mucous membranes should raise suspicion for Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.’


Late Middle English (denoting a freckle or pimple): from Latin, from lens, lent- lentil.