birthmark vs nevus what difference

what is difference between birthmark and nevus

English

Etymology

From birth +‎ mark. Displaced earlier terms longing mark and mother’s mark.

Pronunciation

Noun

birthmark (plural birthmarks)

  1. A mark on the skin formed before birth.

Translations

See also

  • mole
  • naevus
  • scar
  • birthmark on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Alternative forms

  • naevus
  • nævus

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin naevus.

Noun

nevus (plural nevi)

  1. (anatomy) Any of a number of different, usually benign, pigmented, raised or otherwise abnormal lesions of the skin.
    Hyponyms: birthmark, mole
    Most birthmarks and moles fall into the category of nevi.

Derived terms

  • nevoid

Translations

See also

  • angioma
  • hemangioma
  • Mongolian spot

Anagrams

  • Venus, venus

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