spider nevus


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spider nevus

[′spīd·ər ′nē·vəs]
(medicine)
A type of telangiectasis characterized by a central, elevated, tiny red dot, pinhead in size, from which blood vessels radiate like strands of a spider's web. Also known as stellar nevus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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