nevoid

nevus

[nee-vuhs]
noun, plural nevi [nee-vahy] .
any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks.

Origin:
1685–95; spelling variant of Latin naevus mole

nevoid [nee-void] , adjective
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naevus or nevus (ˈniːvəs)
 
n , pl -vi
any congenital growth or pigmented blemish on the skin; birthmark or mole
 
[C19: from Latin; related to (g)natus born, produced by nature]
 
nevus or nevus (ˈniːvəs, -vaɪ)
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin; related to (g)natus born, produced by nature]
 
'naevoid or nevus
 
adj
 
'nevoid or nevus
 
adj

nevus (ˈniːvəs)
 
n , pl -vi
the usual US spelling of naevus

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nevoid ne·void (nē'void')
adj.
Resembling a nevus.

nevus ne·vus (nē'vəs)
n. pl. ne·vi (-vī')

  1. A congenital circumscribed growth or mark on the skin, such as a mole or a birthmark, colored by hyperpigmentation or increased vascularity.

  2. A benign localized overgrowth of melanin-forming cells arising in the skin early in life.

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