Definition of Nevus

1. Noun. A blemish on the skin that is formed before birth.

Exact synonyms: Birthmark
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Defect, Mar
Specialized synonyms: Nevus Flammeus, Port-wine Stain, Hemangioma Simplex, Strawberry, Strawberry Mark

Definition of Nevus

1. Noun. A general term referring to a number of different, usually benign, pigmented lesions of the skin. ¹

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Definition of Nevus

1. a birthmark [n -VI] : NEVOID [adj] - See also: birthmark

Medical Definition of Nevus

1. 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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nevus

nevi and melanomas
nevoid amentia
nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome
nevus (current term)
nevus anaemicus
nevus angiectodes
nevus arachnoideus
nevus araneus
nevus cavernosus
nevus cell
nevus elasticus of Lewandowski
nevus lipomatodes
nevus lymphaticus
nevus of ota
nevus papillomatosus

Literary usage of Nevus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"in the superficial nevus-cells; (7) the detection of dopa-ferment in the nevus-cells; (8) the increase of the pyrenoid substance in the nucleus of ..."

2. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"Giant nevus.—Under this heading those nevi which affect extensive areas of the cutaneous ... In certain cases of giant nevus the anomaly in the skin closely ..."

3. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1909)
"nevus maternus—nevus pilosus—nevus verrue nevus pigmentaire—Pigmentary mole. Pigmentary nevus, which may be congenital or generally of a circumscribed ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"to make the nevus as distinctly a hairy lesion as it is a pigmentée! one (naevus ... Linear nevus has been considered under ichthyosis hystrix linearis. ..."

5. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"In some cases, the nevus is so flat and elongated that the application of the ... The cicatrix resulting from the removal of a nevus is usually firm and ..."

6. Conservative gynecology and electro-therapeutics: A Practical Treatise on by George Betton Massey (1900)
"This form of nevus, characterized by the deposit of pigment within the skin and frequently by the associated growth of superfluous hairs, is treated in the ..."

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