port-wine stain

\ˈpȯrt-ˈwīn- \

Definition of port-wine stain 

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

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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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1886, in the meaning defined above

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port-wine stain

\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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