Dysplastic nevus. Definition

Medical Definition: Dysplastic nevus

Type of nevus (mole) whose appearance is different from an ordinary mole. Often, a dysplastic nevus is larger and has edges difficult to see. Its color is not uniform and ranges from pink to dark brown. There are parts of the mole that may protrude from the surface of the skin. The dysplastic nevi may develop into malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer).

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