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British Dictionary definitions for naevus

naevus

US nevus

noun plural -vi (-vaɪ)
  1. any congenital growth or pigmented blemish on the skin; birthmark or mole
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Derived Formsnaevoid or US nevoid, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin; related to (g) natus born, produced by nature
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