port-wine stain

[pawrt-wahyn, pohrt-]


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

Origin of port-wine stain

First recorded in 1885–90
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Related Words for port-wine stain

hemangioma, nevus

port-wine stain in Medicine

port-wine stain



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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