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Nevus cells

nevus cell
The cell of a pigmented cutaneous nevus that differs from a normal melanocyte in that it lacks dendrites.
A-type, melanocytes in the epidermis in pigmented nevi, resembling epithelial cells and frequently containing melanin.
nevus cell, B-type, small, usually non-pigmented melanocytes in the middermis in pigmented nevi.
nevus cell, C-type, non-pigmented spindle-shaped melanocytes in the lower dermis in pigmented nevi.
Synonym: nevocyte.

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