Medical Dictionary: Melanocytic naevi


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Melanocytic naevi: Another name for Moles.
Melanocytic naevi (condition): Darkened growths on the skin; everyone has a few.

Melanocytic naevi: Moles are very common. Most people have between 10 and 40 of these flesh-colored, pink, tan, or brown areas on the skin. Moles can be flat or raised. They are usually round or oval and smaller than a pencil eraser. They may be present at birth or may appear later on -- usually before age 40. Moles generally grow or change only slightly over a long period of time. They tend to fade away in older people. When moles are surgically removed, they normally do not return.1

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1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Melanoma: NCI

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