port-wine stain

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

noun

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

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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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Medical 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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