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Pigmented nevi

Synonym(s)

  • mole (skin)
  • nevus, melanocytic
  • nevus pigmentation
  • pigmented mole

Definition(s)

A benign growth on the skin (usually tan, brown, or flesh-colored) that contains a cluster of melanocytes and surrounding supportive tissue.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 29, 2014