Definition of birthmark in English:

birthmark

noun

  • An unusual, typically permanent, mark on someone's body which is there from birth.

    • ‘Nipples, birthmarks, moles, or beauty marks may appear darker during pregnancy.’
    • ‘Hemangiomas, or raised red birthmarks caused by blood vessel changes, may also be present.’
    • ‘Other types of birthmarks may require different management from that of hemangiomas.’
    • ‘It is very easy to disguise most birthmarks and freckles with makeup; there is an endless supply on sale.’
    • ‘The physician should examine the entire spine for areas of redness, scars, blisters, lipomata, hairy patches, birthmarks and cafe-au-lait spots.’
    • ‘Did you say the guy had a birthmark on his wrist?’
    • ‘Vascular birthmarks can be internal, or form an external birthmark and can be disfiguring, especially if formed on the face.’
    • ‘Freckles can appear similar to and are sometimes confused with pigmented naevi, birthmarks, or moles.’
    • ‘Don't let unusual moles or birthmarks go unchecked.’
    • ‘He had blue eyes, quite a rounded chin bone and a strawberry-type birthmark on the nape of his neck.’
    • ‘It is larger than the other birthmarks and it can spread to other parts of the body via the blood stream.’
    • ‘The first symptoms most commonly noted in children are skin lesions, including birthmarks, tumors, and other growths.’
    • ‘The presence of a large number of non-cancerous birthmarks may also be a risk factor.’
    • ‘When she felt uncomfortable, Claire would glance down at her birthmark on the dorsal area of her left wrist.’
    • ‘They asked how old we were and if we had any birthmarks.’
    • ‘Take this visual tour to familiarize yourself with the rashes and birthmarks that affect numerous newborns and infants.’
    • ‘The spinal cord does not protrude through the skin, although a patch of hair, a birthmark, or a dimple may be present on the skin over the lower spine.’
    • ‘Pulse dye lasers have been used to treat spider veins on the face and legs, port wine birthmarks, warts, rosacea, stretch marks and scars.’
    • ‘We've taken out freckles, birthmarks, scars, blemishes, excess fat, and body hair.’
    • ‘Some of the children have birthmarks or birth defects that correspond to wounds or other marks on the deceased person.’
    naevus, strawberry mark, port wine stain
    mole
    blemish, discoloration, patch
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Pronunciation:

birthmark

/ˈbəːθmɑːk/