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port-wine stain

[pawrt-wahyn, pohrt-] /ˈpɔrtˈwaɪn, ˈpoʊrt-/
a large birthmark of purplish color, usually on the face or neck.
Origin of port-wine stain
1885-90 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for port wine stain

port wine stain

a type of haemangioma, seen as a purplish birthmark, often large and on the face or neck
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port wine stain in Medicine

port-wine stain n.
A purplish area of the skin, usually on the head and neck, appearing at birth and caused by an overgrowth of the cutaneous capillaries. Also called nevus flammeus, port-wine mark.

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