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- n. A pigmented, raised or otherwise abnormal area on the skin. Naevi may be congenital or acquired. This term is reserved for benign skin lesions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spot or mark on the skin of children when born; a birthmark; -- the term includes moles as wells a other types of birthmark, and is most commonly applied to reddish or brownish raised vascular areas of the skin, i. e., those consisting mainly of blood vessels, as dilated arteries, veins, or capillaries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A congenital local discoloration of the skin, including nævus vascularis and nævus pigmentosus. Also called birth-mark, mother's mark, and nævus maternus. Compare mole.
- n. In zoology, a spot or mark resembling a nævus.
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