atypical mole syndrome

atypical mole syndrome
a condition in which affected patients have numerous moles, some of which are relatively large and irregular in shape or pigmentation. There may be a family history of this syndrome or of malignant melanoma.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Mole — 1. A pigmented spot on the skin (nevus). 2. A mass within the uterus (womb) formed by partly developed products of conception. * * * 1. SYN: nevus (2). 2. SYN: nevus pigmentosus. [A.S. mael (L. macula), a spot] 3. An intrauterine mass formed by… …   Medical dictionary

  • mole — I n. the SI unit of amount of substance, equal to the amount of substance that contains as many elementary units as there are atoms in 0.012 kilograms of carbon 12. The elementary units, which must be specified, may be atoms, molecules, ions,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • dysplastic naevus syndrome — atypical mole syndrome …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • dysplastic nevus syndrome — the occurrence of dysplastic nevi in persons having or at risk for having familial malignant melanoma. Called also atypical mole s., atypical nevus s., familial atypical mole–malignant melanoma s., and FAMMM s …   Medical dictionary

  • FAMMM syndrome — Familial atypical multiple mole melanoma syndrome. An inherited condition marked by the following: (1) one or more first or second degree relatives (parent, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, or uncle) with malignant melanoma; (2)… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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