dysplastic nevus syndrome

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dysplastic nevus syndrome n.
An atypical nevus, usually larger than 5 millimeters in diameter with variable pigmentation and ill-defined borders, marked by melanocytic dysplasia and associated with an increased risk for the development of nonfamilial cutaneous malignant melanoma. Also called dysplastic nevus.

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