[nee-vuh s]

Origin of nevus

1685–95; spelling variant of Latin naevus mole
Related formsne·void [nee-void] /ˈni vɔɪd/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for nevi


noun plural -vi (-vaɪ)
  1. the usual US spelling of naevus
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nevi in Medicine


n. pl. ne•vi (-vī′)
  1. A congenital circumscribed growth or mark on the skin, such as a mole or birthmark, colored by hyperpigmentation or increased vascularity.
  2. A benign localized overgrowth of melanin-forming cells arising in the skin early in life.
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