naevus definition

  • noun:
    • A pigmented, raised or elsewhere abnormal location on the skin. Naevi is congenital or acquired. This term is set aside for benign skin damage.
    • A spot or mark on skin of young ones when produced; a birthmark; -- the definition of includes moles as wells a other types of birthmark, and it is most often applied to reddish or brownish raised vascular areas of skin, i. e., those consisting mainly of arteries, as dilated arteries, veins, or capillary vessel.
    • A congenital local discoloration of the skin, including nævus vascularis and nævus pigmentosus. Also called birth-mark, mother's mark, and nævus maternus. Compare mole.
    • In zoology, an area or mark resembling a nævus.

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