nevus


nevus

noun, plural ne·vi [nee-vahy] /ˈni vaɪ/.

  1. any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks.

noun plural -vi (-vaɪ)

  1. the usual US spelling of naevus

n. pl. ne•vi (-vī′)

  1. A congenital circumscribed growth or mark on the skin, such as a mole or birthmark, colored by hyperpigmentation or increased vascularity.
  2. A benign localized overgrowth of melanin-forming cells arising in the skin early in life.

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