skin tag

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of skin tag

: a small typically benign soft pendulous growth on the skin especially of the eyelids, neck, armpits, or groin

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First Known Use of skin tag

1887


Medical Dictionary

skin tag

noun \ -ˌtag \

medical Definition of skin tag

: a small, soft, pendulous growth on the skin especially around the eyes or on the neck, armpits, or groin
  • A skin tag, a common and harmless growth, also was removed, along with some spider veins on his nose.
  • —Laurence McQuillanUSA Today4 Aug. 2003
  • Skin tags usually are painless, but they can become irritated by rubbing against clothing.
  • Mayo Clinic Health LetterDecember 1992
called also acrochordon

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