a birthmark, mole, or other colored spot on the skin
Origin of nevusModern Latin from Classical Latin naevus, birthmark from base of genus, genus
Any of various congenital or acquired lesions of the skin or oral mucosa that are usually pigmented and raised and may include epidermal, connective, vascular, or other types of tissue.
Origin of nevusLatin naevus
- (anatomy) A general term referring to a number of different, usually benign, pigmented, raised or otherwise abnormal lesions of the skin.
- Most birthmarks and moles fall into the category of nevi.