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Glossary: nevus, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

nevus

(NEE-vus)

A benign (not cancer) growth on the skin that is formed by a cluster of melanocytes (cells that make a substance called melanin, which gives color to skin and eyes). A nevus is usually dark and may be raised from the skin. Also called mole.

2009-03-20

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