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1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a type of marking on the skin, whether in the form of writing or pictures, supposedly of psychic origin, similar to stigmata except for being more short-lived
2. cosmetics a type of cosmetic surgery involving the use of carefully placed tattoos which enhance facial or other bodily features
3. med another name for dermatographia
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