nevus

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noun ne·vus \ˈnē-vəs\

Definition of nevus

plural

nevi

play \ˈnē-ˌvī\
  1. :  a congenital or acquired usually highly pigmented area on the skin that is either flat or raised :  mole

Origin and Etymology of nevus

New Latin, from Latin naevus


First Known Use: 1684


Medical Dictionary

nevus

noun ne·vus
variants: or chiefly British

naevus

\ˈnē-vəs\play

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


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