nevocyte

nevocyte

 [ne″vo-sīt]
nevus cell.
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ne·vus cell

the cell of a pigmented cutaneous nevus that differs from a normal melanocyte in that it lacks dendrites.
Synonym(s): nevocyte
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For baseline comparison, a nevus with corresponding p16 immunohistochemistry characteristically shows strong and diffuse staining pattern of nevocytes (Figure 1, b).
They are classified into jonctional nevi (the growth of nevocytes on the inferior layers of epidermis and at the dermal-epidermal junction), intradermal nevi (dermic nevus growth) and compound nevi (nevus nests localized at the dermal-epidermal jonction and at the dermal area).
In the halo pattern, many lymphocytes are associated with the nevocytes. Spindling or fusiform cells resembling Schwann cells create a fascicular pattern.