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birthmark

 [berth´mahrk″]
a congenital blemish or spot on the skin, of unknown cause, usually visible at birth or shortly after. Those appearing later occur at the location of a skin defect present at birth. See also nevus.
vascular birthmark hemangioma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

birth·mark

(berth'mark),
A persistent visible lesion, usually on the skin, identified at or near birth; commonly a nevus or hemangioma. See: nevus (1).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

birthmark

(bûrth′märk′)
n.
A skin lesion, such as a nevus or angioma, that is present at birth.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

birthmark

A popular term for a painless, benign, red or purple vascular skin marking (e.g., cavernous haemangioma) present at birth, which often disappears or fades by school age.

Management
Local steroid injections may reduce the size of the lesions.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

birthmark

Dermatology A popular term for a painless and benign, red or purple vascular skin marking–eg, cavernous hemangioma, which often disappears or fades by school age Management Local steroid injections may ↓ size. See Hemangioma, Nevus.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

birth·mark

(bĭrth'mahrk)
A persistent congenital visible lesion, usually on the skin, identified at or near birth; commonly due to nevus or hemangioma.
See: nevus (1)
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Similarly, Hawthorne's narrator likens the removal of Georgiana's birthmark to the disappearance of "the stain of the rainbow fading out of the sky" (54)The "awful" (54) loss of this symbol of God's covenant prepares the reader for Georgiana's realization of Aylmer's misguided actions--despite his supposed integrity.
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The community, indicting the evil Sula for every accident that befalls it, recognizes the mark as the sign of a murderer: They "cleared up for everybody the meaning of the birthmark over her eye; it was not a stemmed rose, or a snake, it was Hannah's [Sula's mother's] ashes marking her from the very beginning" (114).
The port-wine stain is another type ofvascular birthmark that occurs in 3 in 1,000 infants.
But he now is on the road to a full recovery after a three-hour surgery to remove the type of birthmark called a venous malformation on his upper lip.
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