port-wine mark

port-wine mark

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port-wine stain or port-wine mark noun
A deep-red, slightly raised (often extensive) birthmark
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port-wine mark «PRT WYN, POHRT-»,
a deep purple or dark red birthmark composed of capillaries, usually on the face.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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