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Spitz nevus

Pronunciation: spits

Definition: a benign, slightly pigmented or red superficial small skin tumor composed of spindle-shaped, epithelioid, and multinucleated cells that may appear atypical; most common in children, but also appearing in adults.

Synonym(s): benign juvenile melanoma, epithelioid cell nevus, spindle cell nevus

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