[ burth-mahrk ]
/ ˈbɜrθˌmɑrk /


a minor disfigurement or blemish on a person's skin at birth; nevus.


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Origin of birthmark

First recorded in 1570–80; birth + mark1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for birthmark

/ (ˈbɜːθˌmɑːk) /


a blemish or new growth on skin formed before birth, usually brown or dark red; naevus
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Medical definitions for birthmark

[ bûrthmärk′ ]


A mole or blemish present on the skin from birth; a nevus.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.