skin tag


Definition of skin tag

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

Examples of skin tag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tell your doctor if the skin tag is painful, itchy, bleeding, or constantly catching on clothes or jewelry. Kristi Kellogg, Allure, "How to Remove Skin Tags, According to Dermatologists," 12 Aug. 2020 The medical term for a skin tag is acrochordon or fibroepithelial polyp. Kristi Kellogg, Allure, "How to Remove Skin Tags, According to Dermatologists," 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, "Why it’s so important to have a trusted primary care doctor," 25 Oct. 2019 These spots could be mere scars, moles, cysts, or skin tags. National Geographic, "A royal obsession with black magic started Europe's most brutal witch hunts," 16 Oct. 2019 Add-ons can include skin tag and hemangioma (blood mole) removal. Rachel Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter, "Is the Butt Facial the Must-Have Beauty Treatment of the Summer?," 16 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of skin tag

1887, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2020

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“Skin tag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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skin tag

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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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