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Serpiginous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SERPIG'INOUS, a. [L. from serpo, to creep.] A kind of herpes or tetter; called in popular language, a ringworm.

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English serpiginose, from Medieval Latin serpiginosus, from serpigin-, serpigo creeping skin disease, from Latin serpere to creep Date: 15th century creeping, spreading; especially healing over in one portion while continuing to advance in another <serpiginous ulcers> serpiginously adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (of a skin-disease etc.) creeping from one part to another. Etymology: med.L serpigo -ginis ringworm f. L serpere creep

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Serpiginous Ser*pig"i*nous, a. [Cf. F. serpigineux.] (Med.) Creeping; -- said of lesions which heal over one portion while continuing to advance at another.



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