port-wine stain

[ pawrt-wahyn, pohrt- ]
/ ˈpɔrtˈwaɪn, ˈpoʊrt- /

noun

a large birthmark of purplish color, usually on the face or neck.

Nearby words

  1. port-gentil,
  2. port-of-spain,
  3. port-royal,
  4. port-salut,
  5. port-wine,
  6. port-étienne,
  7. port.,
  8. porta,
  9. porta-potti,
  10. portabella

Origin of port-wine stain

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for port wine stain

port wine stain

noun

a type of haemangioma, seen as a purplish birthmark, often large and on the face or neck
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Medicine definitions for port wine stain

port-wine stain

[ pôrtwīn ]

n.

A purplish area of the skin, usually on the head and neck, appearing at birth and caused by an overgrowth of the cutaneous capillaries.nevus flammeus port-wine mark

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