Definition of "naevus" [‖Næ•vus]

  • A pigmented, raised or otherwise abnormal area on the skin. Naevi may be congenital or acquired. This term is reserved for benign skin lesions. (noun)

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Use "naevus" in a sentence
  • "The familiar naevus flammeus front right of the scalp flickered in ads for Pizza Hut and Louis Vuitton."
  • "Shaving the top off a naevus bloodlessly doesn't make any difference to its risk of becoming malignant – infact, it strongly suggests that themole is benign and therefore nothing to worry about."
  • "A mole is a member the skin blemish, or naevus, family."