nevus

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Nevus

Nevus (or naevus, plural nevi or naevi, from nævus, Latin for `birthmark`) is the medical term for sharply circumscribed and chronic lesions of the skin or mucosa. These lesions are commonly named birthmarks or beauty marks. Nevi are benign by definition. However, 25% of malignant melanomas (a skin cancer) arise from pre-existing nevi. Using th.....
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nevus

(ne´vәs) pl. ne´vi a circumscribed malformation of the skin, or sometimes the oral mucosa, not due to external causes; the excess (or deficiency) of tissue may involve epidermal, connective tissue, adnexal, nervous, or vascular elements. Most are discolored, pink or red or dark; they may appear on any part of...
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Nevus

(pl nevi) What dermatologists call a “mole,” this usually pigmented skin lesion may be present from birth, but most often appears later in life. By age 3, approximately 80% of children will have at least one mole. There are dozens of different types of moles, of many shapes, colors, and sizes. Most moles are not cancerous. Occasionally, ...
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nevus

A benign (not cancer) growth on the skin that is formed by a cluster of melanocytes (cells that make a substance called melanin, which gives color to skin and eyes). A nevus is usually dark and may be raised from the skin. Also called mole.
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Nevus

a marking on the skin; can be present at birth (birthmark) or develop later (such as a mole)
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Nevus

A pigmented lesion of the skin, such as a mole or birthmark.
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nevus

birthmark
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nevus

congenital skin lesion, or birthmark, caused by abnormal pigmentation or by proliferation of blood vessels and other dermal or epidermal structures. ...
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nevus

nevus, naevus (s); nevi, naevi (pl) 1. A circumscribed malformation of the skin, especially if colored by hyperpigmentation or increased vascularity. A nevus may be predominantly epidermal, adnexal, melanocytic, vascular, or mesodermal, or a compound overgrowth of these tissues. 2. Any lesion containing melanocytes; any birthmark; mole. 3. A ...
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Nevus

Nevus: 1. Any birthmark. 2. A benign pigmented spot on the skin such as a mole (a cluster of melanocytes and supportive tissue that appears as a tan, brown, or flesh-colored spot on the skin). 3. A benign blood vessel tumor on the skin such as a vascular nevus, a local collection of capillaries of the skin (a strawberry birthmark, stork mark, or po...
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nevus

Synonym for naevus ... <dermatology, tumour> Tumour like but nonneoplastic hamartoma of skin. A vascular naevus is a localised capillary rich area of the skin (strawberry birthmark, sometimes the much more extensive port wine stain). ... A mole benign melanoma) is a pigmented naevus, a cluster of melanocytes containing melanin. ... (13 Nov 19...
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Nevus

The medical name for a non-cancerous skin growth, such as a mole or beauty spot. Plural: nevi.
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nevus

Type: Term Pronunciation: nē′vŭs, -vī Definitions: 1. A circumscribed malformation of the skin, especially if colored by hyperpigmentation or increased vascularity; a nevus may be predominantly epidermal, adnexal, melanocytic, vascular, or mesodermal, or a compound overgrowth of these tissues. 2. A benign localized overgrowth o...
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