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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ser-pij'i-nus

Definition: Creeping; denoting an ulcer or other cutaneous lesion that extends with an arciform border; the margin has a wavy or serpentine border.

[Mediev. L. serpigo- (-gin-), ringworm, fr. L. serpo, to creep]

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