Definition of naevus in English:


Line breaks: nae¦vus
Pronunciation: /ˈniːvəs
(US nevus)

noun (plural naevi /-vʌɪ, -viː/)

  • A birthmark or a mole on the skin, especially a birthmark in the form of a raised red patch.
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    • On physical examination, no clinically atypical or suspicious nevi were observed on the skin or scalp.
    • I was born in the United States in 1955 and by the age of 4 months had developed a strawberry naevus on my neck.
    • Treatment required removing the nevus and resurfacing the child's body with skin grafts.


mid 19th century: from Latin.

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