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birthmark

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
birthmarkbirth‧mark /ˈbɜːθmɑːk $ ˈbɜːrθmɑːrk/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MIMARKa permanent mark on your skin that you have had since you were born 🔊 Paul had a birthmark on his left cheek.
Examples from the Corpus
birthmarkThe police identified the girl from a birthmark on her leg.Did he have a birthmark there?Scar tissue all right; a birthmark she'd had removed in early teens in case it turned malignant.You like a beer, sweet thing with a birthmark?Please help little Jenny At last there's hope for the many hundreds of children whose lives are made a misery by birthmarks.Now the vital laser needed to treat children with disfiguring birthmarks is already installed at the Ulster Hospital at Dundonald.He had a star-shaped birthmark, and so was pronounced lucky.The subject of International Relations grew out of this intellectual and political setting; and it bore the birthmarks of its origins.Patients were told they would just have to live with the birthmarks.
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