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Nevus cells

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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 mid-dermis in pigmented nevi.

nevus cell, C-type, non-pigmented spindle-shaped melanocytes in the lower dermis in pigmented nevi.

Synonym: nevocyte.