skin tag


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Amarose skin tag remover contains this ingredient for disinfection. Jon Goodwin, Discover Magazine, 14 Dec. 2022 Amarose Skin Tag Remover is different from your average skin tag remover and offers a uniquely safe and effective approach. Jon Goodwin, Discover Magazine, 14 Dec. 2022 The bottom line is that skin tag or mole removal isn’t a DIY project, and treating it as such can lead to minor issues at best, and harmful health complications at worst. Maggie O'neill, SELF, 11 Aug. 2022 Some of the devices use a ligation method with small rubber bands to cut off a skin tag’s blood supply. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 The bulldog is tan in color with a darker snout and appears to have a skin tag behind its right ear, according to photos provided by police. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 3 Apr. 2021 The dog appears to have a skin tag behind its right ear, photos show. Katie Rice,, 2 Apr. 2021 The medical term for a skin tag is acrochordon or fibroepithelial polyp. Kristi Kellogg, Allure, 12 Aug. 2020 Some family medicine physicians also have the training to perform a variety of in-office skin procedures, such as removing skin tags, freezing warts and performing some skin biopsies. David Buice, Dallas News, 25 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skin tag was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Skin tag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

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
Skin tags usually are painless, but they can become irritated by rubbing against clothing.Mayo Clinic Health Letter

called also acrochordon

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