hairy nevus


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hairy nevus

Etymology: AS, haer + L, naevus, birthmark
a mole, usually pigmented, that has hairs growing from it.
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Hairy nevus

hairy nevus

A nevus covered by a heavy growth of hair. It is usually darkly pigmented.
See also: nevus
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Amarantus completed the acquisition of ESS in July 2015, and has focused the Company's near-term execution strategy on the advancement of ESS in several therapeutic areas including Congenital Giant Hairy Nevus and pediatric severe burns, two rare pediatric diseases that the Company believes would be eligible for a Rare Pediatric Disease Designation (RPDD) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A congenital giant hairy nevus is a large birthmark/mole that covers a substantial portion of a young child's body, often characterized by a brownish pigmentation and long, dark strands of hair.
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