mole2 n. a nonmalignant collection of pigmented cells in the skin. Moles vary widely in appearance, being flat or raised, smooth or hairy. Changes in the shape, colour, etc., of moles in adult life may be an early sign of malignant melanoma. Medical name: pigmented naevus.
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