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    "Tomorrow Iīll undergo a small surgery to remove a spot from my face. Wish me luck, please."

    Hi,
    Is this sentence fine, please?
    Thanks.

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    "Tomorrow, I undergo minor surgery to remove a spot from my face. Wish me luck, please."

    'spot' sounds like the acne spots that teenagers have. You might like to specify the nature of this 'spot' a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    "Tomorrow, I undergo minor surgery to remove a spot from my face. Wish me luck, please."

    'spot' sounds like the acne spots that teenagers have. You might like to specify the nature of this 'spot' a little more.
    Thanks.
    I mean that kind of black or brown dot on the skin. Usually, people are born with it and it's almost always benign.
    Thanks again.

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    That is a mole

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    Default Re: spot

    Or a beauty mark, but in this sentence "mole" appears more appropriate.

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    Thanks!
    Are "mole" and "wart" the same thing, please?
    Thanks!

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    No. A mole is a melanocytic nevus = a pigmented growth under or on the skin; a wart is verruca vulgaris, and is a benign epidermal lesion associated with human papillomavirus infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    No. A mole is a melanocytic nevus = a pigmented growth under or on the skin; a wart is verruca vulgaris, and is a benign epidermal lesion associated with human papillomavirus infection.
    It's interesting. Wart = verruga (in Portuguese).
    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    No. A mole is a melanocytic nevus = a pigmented growth under or on the skin; a wart is verruca vulgaris, and is a benign epidermal lesion associated with human papillomavirus infection.

    Only one more question, please: are "mole" and "wart" common and popular terms?
    Thanks!

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    Common and colloquial. Popular is not really the word to use since neither condition could be said to be popular.

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