nevus

[ nee-vuh s ]
/ ˈni vəs /

noun, plural ne·vi [nee-vahy] /ˈni vaɪ/.

any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks.

Nearby words

  1. nevoid,
  2. nevoid elephantiasis,
  3. nevose,
  4. nevoxanthoendothelioma,
  5. nevski,
  6. nevus cell,
  7. nevus flammeus,
  8. nevus pigmentosus,
  9. nevus sebaceus,
  10. nevus spilus

Origin of nevus

1685–95; spelling variant of Latin naevus mole

Related formsne·void [nee-void] /ˈni vɔɪd/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for nevus

nevus

/ (ˈniːvəs) /

noun plural -vi (-vaɪ)

the usual US spelling of naevus
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Medicine definitions for nevus

nevus

[ nēvəs ]

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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