Mole meaning

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Most people have between five and twenty moles on their body.
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The definition of a mole is someone who is spying on a business or organization.

An example of a mole is a spy who has been secretly working for the CIA.

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Mole means a small animal that lives and burrows underground.

An example of a mole is a gray animal with small eyes.

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Genetics does seem to play a role in the occurrence of moles.
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Most moles development before the age of twenty. Some people may still develop them into their 30's and 40’s.
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Some moles that appear after the age of twenty could be a sign of skin cancer.
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Mole growth may be caused by overexposure to UV radiation or sun exposure.
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Moles will begin to fade as you grow older.

An example of a mole is the beauty mark on the face of model, Cindy Crawford.

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A skin lesion, commonly a nevus, that is typically raised and discolored.
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Any of various small insectivorous mammals of the family Talpidae of North America and Eurasia, usually living underground and having a thickset body with light brown to dark gray silky fur, strong forefeet for burrowing, and often rudimentary eyes.
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A machine that bores through hard surfaces, used especially for tunneling through rock.
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A spy who operates from within an organization, especially a double agent operating against his or her own government from within its intelligence establishment.
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A massive, usually stone wall constructed in the sea, used as a breakwater and built to enclose or protect an anchorage or a harbor.
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The anchorage or harbor enclosed by a mole.
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A fleshy abnormal mass formed in the uterus by the degeneration or abortive development of an ovum.
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In the International System, the base unit used in representing an amount of a substance, equal to the amount of that substance that contains as many atoms, molecules, ions, or other elementary units as the number of atoms in 0.012 kilogram of carbon-12. The number is 6.0221 × 1023 , or Avogadro's number.
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Any of various spicy sauces of Mexican origin, usually having a base of onion, chilies, nuts or seeds, and unsweetened chocolate and served with meat or poultry.
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A small, pigmented spot on the human skin, often slightly raised.
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Any of various small, burrowing insectivores (esp. family Talpidae) with small eyes and ears, shovel-like forefeet, and soft fur: moles live mainly underground.
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A spy who infiltrates and is assimilated into the ranks of an enemy intelligence agency, government staff, etc., usually long before engaging in any spying activities.
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A barrier of stone, etc. built in the water as a protection from the force of the waves, as a breakwater.
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A harbor or anchorage so formed or protected.
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The quantity of a chemical substance having a weight in grams numerically equal to its molecular weight: one mole of a substance contains 6.022137 × 1023 molecules.
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The amount of a substance containing the same number of units, including molecules, atoms, or ions, as there are atoms in 12 grams of pure carbon-12: a basic unit in the SI system.
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A marked growth of grapelike masses of fetal placental tissue.
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Any of various fleshy or bloody masses in the uterus.
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Any of various spicy Mexican sauces for meat or poultry, typically made with chilies, tomatoes, spices, and ground nuts, esp., such a sauce containing bitter chocolate.
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A skin lesion, commonly a nevus, that is typically raised and discolored.
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A fleshy abnormal mass formed in the uterus by the degeneration or abortive development of an ovum.
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A small, usually pigmented, benign growth on the skin.
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The amount of an element, compound, or other substance that has the same number of basic particles as 12 grams of Carbon-12. The number of particles making up a mole is Avogadro's number. For elements and compounds, the mass of one mole, in grams, is roughly equal to the atomic or molecular weight of the substance. For example, carbon dioxide, CO2 , has a molecular weight of 44; therefore, one mole of it weighs 44 grams.
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A unit of measurement of molecular weight. Part of the SI system of measurement, one mole (mol) is equal to 6.02257 X 10 to the 23rd molecules. See SI units.
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A mole or freckle is a section of skin that has a large number of melanocytes, cells that give the skin its characteristic color.
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Some moles form in the womb or within the first month of life and are small defects in the skin of a newborn.
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Mole is defined as a small, dark and raised spot on the skin.
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Origin of mole

  • German Mol short for Molekulargewicht molecular weight from molekular molecular from French moléculaire from molécule molecule molecule
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French môle from Italian molo from Late Greek mōlos from Latin mōlēs mass, mole
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French môle from Latin mola millstone, mole melə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English molle possibly akin to mold
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English from Old English māl
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • American Spanish from Nahuatl mōlli
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition