dysplastic nevus syndrome

n.

An atypical nevus, usually larger than 5 millimeters in diameter with variable pigmentation and ill-defined borders, marked by melanocytic dysplasia and associated with an increased risk for the development of nonfamilial cutaneous malignant melanoma.dysplastic nevus

Nearby words

  1. dyspigmentation,
  2. dysplasia,
  3. dysplasia epiphysialis multiplex,
  4. dysplasia epiphysialis punctata,
  5. dysplastic,
  6. dyspnea,
  7. dyspnoea,
  8. dyspraxia,
  9. dysprosium,
  10. dysproteinemia


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