One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small, benign, usually pedunculated growth on the skin; specifically = skin tag.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Hall (1529–1568/9), surgeon and author. From classical Latin acrochordōn wart with a thin neck (Celsus) from ancient Greek ἀκροχορδών (Hippocrates) from ἄκρο- + χορδή.
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