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A.Word.A.Day--nevus

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nevus (NEE-vuhs) noun

A congenital blemish on the skin, such as a mole or birthmark.

[From Latin naevus (mole).]

"`Stephany had a hairy nevus, a big mole on her cheek right underneath the eyelid and across the nose,' Marquez said." Marion Webb, Doctors, Volunteers Offer a Fresh Start to Those With Afflictions, San Diego Business Journal, Sep 13, 1999.

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