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birthmark

[ burth-mahrk ]
/ ˈbɜrθˌmɑrk /
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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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Medical definitions for birthmark

birthmark
[ bûrthmärk′ ]

n.
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.
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