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serpigo

ser·pi·go
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ser-pahy-goh]
    • /sərˈpaɪ goʊ/
    • /sˈɜːpɪɡˌəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ser-pahy-goh]
    • /sərˈpaɪ goʊ/

Definitions of serpigo word

  • noun serpigo (formerly) a creeping or spreading skin disease, as ringworm. 1
  • noun serpigo any progressive skin eruption, such as ringworm or herpes 0
  • noun serpigo any spreading skin disease, as ringworm 0

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Origin of serpigo

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin serpīgō, equivalent to Latin serp- (derivative of serpere to creep) + -īgō as in vertīgō vertigo; cf. herpes

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Parts of speech for Serpigo

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

serpigo popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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