from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A congenital growth or mark on the skin, such as a mole or birthmark.
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- n. A general term referring to a number of different, usually benign, pigmented, raised or otherwise abnormal lesions of the skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See nævus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
A nevus is a nest of cells that grows larger or more protuberant as we age.
"It looks like what's called a nevus-it's something like a flat mole, usually quite harmless.
Neonatal blue-light phototherapy could increase the risk of dysplastic nevus development.
They can be pink, brown or orange in appearance and can resemble moles, skin tags, an ordinary nevus (birth mark), or hemangiomas.
When something goes wrong within the cells of a pigmented nevus or mole, it is transformed into a cancerous melanoma.
Clusters of melanocytes may cause a mole, otherwise known as beauty mark, but the medical term is nevus.
He has no harelip, cleft palate or butterfly nevus, Captain.
One type is a flat, dark brown spot (a benign melanocytic nevus), another is pigmented and slightly raised (a junctional nevus), and there are also flesh-colored bumpy moles (intradermal nevi).
She ended up having a severely dysplastic nevus, a premelanoma, that was surgically excised.
An exception to this rule: certain birthmarks around the eye and on the back, called “the nevus of Ito and Ota” respectively, are more common in darker skin types and are treated with the Nd:YAG laser.