birthmark

[ burth-mahrk ]
/ ˈbɜrθˌmɑrk /

noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for birthmark

birthmark

/ (ˈbɜːθˌmɑːk) /

noun

a blemish or new growth on skin formed before birth, usually brown or dark red; naevus
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Word Origin and History for birthmark

birthmark


n.

also birth-mark, by 1805, from birth (n.) + mark (n.1). Birth marks in 17c. could be longing marks; supposedly they showed the image of something longed for by the mother while expecting. Related: Birthmarked.

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Medicine definitions for birthmark

birthmark

[ bûrthmärk′ ]

n.

A mole or blemish present on the skin from birth; a nevus.
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