naevus


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naevus

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nevus

n, pl -vi (-vaɪ)
(Medicine) any congenital growth or pigmented blemish on the skin; birthmark or mole. Also called: naeve
[C19: from Latin; related to (g)natus born, produced by nature]
ˈnaevoid, ˈnevoid adj
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naevus

nevus (US) [ˈniːvəs] N (naevi, (US) nevi (pl)) [ˈniːvaɪ]nevo m
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2 The naevus of Ota comprises of dermal melanocytes4,5 presumably through the dermal arrest of cells migrating from the neural crest.
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White sponge naevus successfully treated with topical tetracycline.
Parkhouse says: "In many cases - such as an intradermal naevus which often extends deeply into the skin - surgery is the most effective method of removing a mole as it allows the surgeon to be sure to remove it entirely and reduce the possibility of it regrowing.