nevus

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(nē′vŭs )

(nē′vī″)
pl. nevi [L. naevus, birthmark]

1. A congenital discoloration of a circumscribed area of the skin due to pigmentation.
SYN: SEE: birthmark; SEE: mole
2. A circumscribed vascular tumor of the skin, usually congenital, due to hyperplasia of the blood vessels.
SEE: angioma

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