Definition of port wine stain in English:

port wine stain


  • A kind of large, deep red birthmark, a persistent hemangioma or nevus, typically on the face.

    • ‘Many of our non-surgical procedures are popular, whereby acne scarring, port wine stains and broken thread veins can be treated with lasers.’
    • ‘Do you have a birthmark such as a port wine stain?’
    • ‘Pulses of laser light can be used to treat skin lesions such as port wine stains and spider veins.’
    • ‘In Sturge - Weber Syndrome the port wine stain is associated with deeper blood vessel abnormality affecting brain function and some individuals have learning difficulties.’
    • ‘Convulsions usually appear on the side of the body opposite the port wine stain and vary in severity.’
    • ‘Born on January 25, 2000, Anna was diagnosed with a hole in the heart and a port wine stain birthmark but doctors then realised she had heart problems and difficulties with her breathing and sight.’
    • ‘In the context of the medical problem of laser treatment of port wine stains, students learn about chromophores, selective absorption, light transport, and numerical models (Monte Carlo simulations).’
    • ‘She also has a port wine stain down one side of her body, eczema, a squint in one eye, a rare blood disorder and possible asthma.’
    blotch, mark, pop, spot, smudge, dot, speck, speckle, smear, stain, streak, stripe, blemish
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port wine stain

/pɔrt waɪn steɪn/