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nevus

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noun ne·vus \ˈnē-vəs\

Definition of nevus

plural nevi play \-ˌvī\

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

nevus

noun ne·vus

Medical Definition of nevus

plural nevi or chiefly British naevi \-ˌvī\play

  1. :  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

or chiefly British naevus \ˈnē-vəs\play

Learn More about nevus

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "nevus" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "nevus"


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