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Port-wine stain

[pawrt-wahyn, pohrt-] /ˈpɔrtˈwaɪn, ˈpoʊrt-/

a large birthmark of purplish color, usually on the face or neck.

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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