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.

Origin of nevus

1685–95; spelling variant of Latin naevus mole

Related forms

ne·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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