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What is the definition or description of: moles?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 27 years experience
Growth of cells: A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, a malignancy of melanocytes.
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