Definition of spider nevus in English:

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spider nevus

Pronunciation: /ˈspīdər ˌnēvəs/


A cluster of minute red blood vessels visible under the skin, occurring typically during pregnancy or as a symptom of certain diseases (e.g., cirrhosis or acne rosacea).
Example sentences
  • The injection of a small amount of solution is normally enough to cause the spider naevus to disappear.
  • As one can see from this picture, the spider naevi are not easily visualized in a picture.
  • Most red scars and spider naevi are treatable in one or two sessions.

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Syllabification: spi·der ne·vus

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