acquired nevus

ac·quired ne·vus

a melanocytic nevus that is not visible at birth, but appears in childhood or adult life.

ac·quired ne·vus

(ă-kwīrd' nē'vŭs)
A melanocytic nevus that is not visible at birth, but appears in childhood or adult life.
Synonym(s): acquired naevus.
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Certain lesions are said to be precursor lesions of melanoma, including the common acquired nevus, dysplastic nevus, congenital nevus and cellular blue nevus (19).
I remain unconvinced that either the common acquired nevus or the dysplastic nevus develops into melanoma," said Dr.
Wallace Clark first described what has become known as the dysplastic nevus, an entity clearly distinct from melanoma at one end of the spectrum and common acquired nevus at the other, he said.

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