mole

Pronunciation: (mole)

A benign (not cancer) growth on the skin that is formed by a cluster of melanocytes (cells that make a substance called melanin, which gives color to skin and eyes). A mole is usually dark and may be raised from the skin. Also called nevus.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Date last modified: 2009-03-20Common Moles, Dysplastic Nevi, and Risk of MelanomaLunares comunes, nevos displásicos y el riesgo de melanoma