skin tag

noun

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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Skin Tags Small pieces of dangling skin called skin tags often crop up during pregnancy, especially in the second half. Nancy Redd, Good Housekeeping, "6 Weird Body Changes That Can Happen During Pregnancy (That Are Totally Normal)," 24 May 2018 A few of the less obvious symptoms of PCOS include thinning hair, darkening of the skin (usually along the neck creases, in the groin, and underneath the breasts), skin tags, and weight gain. Amy Capetta, SELF, "Sasha Pieterse Reveals Her Struggle to Be Diagnosed With PCOS," 28 Sep. 2017 Kenneth Giles, a 27-year-old from Dublin, was at the doctor for an unrelated issue when the physician noticed what appeared to be a small skin tag under his eye, reports The Independent. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "This Man's "Skin Tag" Turned Out to Be Skin Cancer," 19 Oct. 2017 Along with irregular periods, PCOS can cause abnormal hair growth, skin tags, and weight gain. Amy Capetta, SELF, "Sasha Pieterse Reveals Her Struggle to Be Diagnosed With PCOS," 28 Sep. 2017

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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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 McQuillan, USA Today, 4 Aug. 2003 Skin tags usually are painless, but they can become irritated by rubbing against clothing.Mayo Clinic Health Letter, December 1992

called also acrochordon

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