port-wine stain

\ ˈpȯrt-ˈwīn- How to pronounce port-wine stain (audio) \

Definition of port-wine stain

: a reddish-purple superficial hemangioma of the skin commonly occurring as a birthmark

Examples of port-wine stain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pairing was to be achieved alphabetically, as if a third of the class wasn’t coloured and Walter Ulbricht didn’t have a port-wine stain eating half of his face. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "Zadie Smith’s New Short-Story Collection Dazzles and Disappoints," 26 Sep. 2019 The woman was middle-aged, with a port-wine stain occupying the left side of her face and a full face of makeup concealing it. Joel Barhamand, Allure, "The Fascinating Life and Work of Washington D.C.'s Most Renowned Dermatologist," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of port-wine stain

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Port-wine stain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/port-wine%20stain. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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port-wine stain

\ ˈpȯrt-ˌwīn- How to pronounce port-wine stain (audio) \

Medical Definition of port-wine stain

: a reddish purple superficial hemangioma of the skin commonly occurring as a birthmark

called also nevus flammeus, port-wine mark

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