port-wine stain

noun \ ˈpȯrt-ˈwīn- \
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

Definition of port-wine stain

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

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First Known Use of port-wine stain

1886

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port-wine stain

noun \ ˈpȯrt-ˌwīn- \

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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