- any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks.
Origin of nevus
1685–95; spelling variant of Latin naevus mole
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Related Words for nevifreckle, blot, bruise, wart, blotch, smudge, imperfection, pimple, snag, stigma, stain, scar, discoloration, birthmark, nevus, mole, hemangioma, angioma, disgrace, disfigurement
- the usual US spelling of naevus
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- 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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