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ˈni vəsne·vus

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  1. birthmark, nevusnoun

    a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth


  1. nevusnoun

    A general term referring to a number of different, usually benign, pigmented lesions of the skin.


  1. Nevus

    Nevus (plural nevi) is a nonspecific medical term for a visible, circumscribed, chronic lesion of the skin or mucosa. The term originates from nævus, which is Latin for "birthmark"; however, a nevus can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired. Common terms, including mole, birthmark, and beauty mark, are used to describe nevi, but these terms do not distinguish specific types of nevi from one another.


  1. nevus

    A nevus, also known as a mole, is a benign growth on the skin that is usually brown or black. It can be present at birth or appear during the first or second decades of life. Nevus can appear anywhere on the skin, and is formed when the cells that give our skin its color, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters or clumps. Most nevi are safe, but some may develop into skin cancer.


  1. Nevus

    Nevus is the medical term for sharply circumscribed and chronic lesions of the skin. These lesions are commonly named birthmarks. Nevi are benign by definition. However, 50% of malignant melanomas arise from pre-existing nevi. Using the term nevus and nevi loosely, most physicians and dermatologists are actually referring to a variant of nevus called the "melanocytic nevus", which are composed of melanocytes. Histologically, melanocytic nevi are differentiated from lentigines by the presence of nests of melanocytes, which lentigines lack.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nevus

    A circumscribed stable malformation of the skin and occasionally of the oral mucosa, which is not due to external causes and therefore presumed to be of hereditary origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nevus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nevus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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