What does vitiligo mean?

Definitions for vitiligoˌvɪt lˈaɪ goʊ, -ˈi goʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vitiligo(noun)

    an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)


  1. vitiligo(Noun)

    The patchy loss of skin pigmentation.

  2. vitiligo(Noun)

    Alphos, a form of leprosy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vitiligo(noun)

    a rare skin disease consisting in the development of smooth, milk-white spots upon various parts of the body

  2. Origin: [L., a kind of tetter, fr. vitium blemish, vice.]


  1. Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a condition that causes depigmentation of sections of skin. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are unable to function. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but research suggests that it may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes. The incidence worldwide is less than 1%. The most common form is non-segmental vitiligo, which tends to appear in symmetric patches, sometimes over large areas of the body.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vitiligo

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitiligo in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitiligo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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