Lentigo, plural "lentigines," a noun, is generally considered a brown pigmented spot on the skin. It is a harmless (benign) hyperplasia of melanocytes which is linear in its spread. This means the hyperplasia of melanocytes is restricted to the cell layer directly above the basement membrane of the epidermis where melanocytes normally reside. This is in contrast to the 'nests' of multi-layer melanocytes found in moles (melanocytic nevi). Because of this characteristic feature the word "Lentiginous", an adjective, is used to describe other skin lesion that similarly proliferate linearly within the basal cell layer.Read more on Wikipedia
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