nevus


ne·vus

noun \ˈnē-vəs\
plural ne·vi \-ˌvī\

Definition of NEVUS

:  a congenital or acquired usually highly pigmented area on the skin that is either flat or raised :  mole

Origin of NEVUS

New Latin, from Latin naevus
First Known Use: circa 1836

Rhymes with NEVUS

ne·vus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural ne·vi or chiefly British nae·vi \-ˌvī\

Medical Definition of NEVUS

: a congenital or acquired usually highly pigmented area on the skin that is either flat or raised : mole—see blue nevus, junctional nevus, spider nevus

Variants of NEVUS

ne·vus or chiefly British nae·vus \ˈnē-vəs\

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