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birthmark

[burth-mahrk] /ˈbɜrθˌmɑrk/
noun
1.
a minor disfigurement or blemish on a person's skin at birth; nevus.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; birth + mark1
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British Dictionary definitions for birth marks

birthmark

/ˈbɜːθˌmɑːk/
noun
1.
a blemish or new growth on skin formed before birth, usually brown or dark red; naevus
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Word Origin and History for birth marks

birthmark

n.

also birth-mark, by 1805, from birth (n.) + mark (n.1). Birth marks in 17c. could be longing marks; supposedly they showed the image of something longed for by the mother while expecting. Related: Birthmarked.

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birth marks in Medicine

birthmark birth·mark (bûrth'märk')
n.
A mole or blemish present on the skin from birth; a nevus.

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Encyclopedia Article for birth marks

birthmark

congenital skin lesion, or birthmark, caused by abnormal pigmentation or by proliferation of blood vessels and other dermal or epidermal structures. Nevi may be raised or may spread along the surface of the skin. In other types, such as the blue nevus, proliferative tissue is buried deep within the dermis, the lower layer of the skin

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