Definition of liver spot in English:

liver spot

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  • 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


liver spot

/ˈlivər spät/ /ˈlɪvər spɑt/


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