Melanoma - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Dec 19, 2017
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Glossary

Mole: A small usually dark skin growth that develops from pigment-producing cells called melanocytes.

Congenital: It is a term, which denotes present at birth

Uvea: The uvea is the layer of the eye, consisting of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.

Mucosal: The thick skin lining the mouth, nose and produces mucus as a protective coating.

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