[ nee-vuhs ]
/ ˈni vəs /
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noun, plural ne·vi [nee-vahy]. /ˈni vaɪ/.
any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks.
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Origin of nevus
1685–95; spelling variant of Latin naevus mole
OTHER WORDS FROM nevusne·void [nee-void], /ˈni vɔɪd/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nevus
/ (ˈniːvəs) /
noun plural -vi (-vaɪ)
the usual US spelling of naevus
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Medical definitions for nevus
[ nē′vəs ]
n. pl. ne•vi (-vī′)
A congenital circumscribed growth or mark on the skin, such as a mole or birthmark, colored by hyperpigmentation or increased vascularity.
A benign localized overgrowth of melanin-forming cells arising in the skin early in life.
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