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naevus
medical dictionary

<dermatology, tumour> Tumour like but nonneoplastic hamartoma of skin. A vascular naevus is a localised capillary rich area of the skin (strawberry birthmark, sometimes the much more extensive port wine stain).

A mole benign melanoma) is a pigmented naevus, a cluster of melanocytes containing melanin.

(13 Nov 1997)