Definitions for vitiligoˌvɪt lˈaɪ goʊ, -ˈi goʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vit•i•li•goˌvɪt lˈaɪ goʊ, -ˈi goʊ(n.)
a skin disorder, of unknown cause, characterized by patches of unpigmented skin.
Origin of vitiligo:
1650–60; < L vitilīgō skin eruption, appar. akin to vitium fault, defect
an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
The patchy loss of skin pigmentation.
Alphos, a form of leprosy.
a rare skin disease consisting in the development of smooth, milk-white spots upon various parts of the body
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A disorder consisting of areas of macular depigmentation, commonly on extensor aspects of extremities, on the face or neck, and in skin folds. Age of onset is often in young adulthood and the condition tends to progress gradually with lesions enlarging and extending until a quiescent state is reached.