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naevus (plural: naevi)

A small dark spot on the skin that arises from skin cells called melanocytes. Also called a mole….

dysplastic naevus

A mole with irregular shape and patchy colour.

Research snapshot – Accuracy of self-reported mole densities Betz-Stablein 2020

What is known? The strongest known risk factor for melanoma is having many moles (also called “naevi”). Accurate classification of mole density is therefore important in epidemiologic studies of melanoma risk. Self-reported estimates of mole density have been used in…