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 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 These spots could be mere scars, moles, cysts, or skin tags. National Geographic, 16 Oct. 2019 Add-ons can include skin tag and hemangioma (blood mole) removal. Rachel Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter, 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, 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of skin tag

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skin tag was in 1887

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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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