Meaning of liver spot in English:

liver spot


Translate liver spot into Spanish


  • A small brown spot on skin exposed to sunlight, of a type associated with ageing.

    ‘the backs of his hands were covered with liver spots’
    • ‘The main ingredients are also used in laundry detergents to brighten colors, and in existing skin bleaching products for liver spots and scars.’
    • ‘Brown liver spots speckled his balding head, the remains of hair long since lost, in colour and quantity, brushed over in a futile attempt to regain his youth.’
    • ‘Cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen can remove precancers or liver spots.’
    • ‘But other harmful effects, such as liver spots or deep wrinkles, appear later and worsen over time.’
    • ‘Daily exposure to the sun can rob your hands of needed moisture and cause blotchiness and liver spots.’
    • ‘‘Out of the way,’ comes the rude snap of a rather obese nurse with liver spots covering her wrinkled flesh.’
    • ‘My six-and-a-half-year-old spayed dog recently developed dark spots on her belly that look similar to the liver spots that humans develop.’
    • ‘Nothing, I tell you, can ever tear a man away from his liver spots.’
    • ‘A combination of torrential rain and perpetual cold war with Spain that nearly sees us diverted to Tangiers solidifies that impression - but it's the hotel's atmospheric blend of fading empire and liver spots that's the kicker.’
    • ‘And then he smiles, a crafty, wizened grin that signals - far more than his labored breath, liver spots or thinning beard - that he is in the final throes of his tenure as president-for-life.’
    • ‘She'd noticed some liver spots on his cheeks, forehead and hands in the last few years, deep lines like streams cascading down his face, with others forming, branching off a main tributary.’
    • ‘Big, dark liver spots extend back from his cheekbones to his ears. ‘Bruce called me,’ he growls. ‘Two thousand, right?’’
    • ‘Here they are - in their wrinkles, love handles, and liver spots - waiting for the reader to clothe them in their paper-doll robes.’
    • ‘He had a frail body and liver spots covered his arms.’
    • ‘He was about 65 years old, with pink wet eyes and liver spots.’
    • ‘They are not a success because they have started growing old prematurely; they exhibit liver spots, grey hair and their faces are aged and wrinkled.’
    • ‘Now that I think of it maybe that rabbit, dead but at least furry, was probably still better looking than my ugly old neighbor with his grey nose hairs and his liver spots.’
    • ‘Wrinkles are acceptable, but liver spots aren't.’
    • ‘The backs of his powerful hands are covered with liver spots.’
    • ‘Cataracts and liver spots don't bring moral enlightenment or spiritual transcendence.’
    stain, mark, patch, soiling, streak, spot, blotch, tarnishing


Late 17th century from liver and spot (the marks were originally believed to be linked to liver disease).