What Is the Definition of Moles?

Q:
What is the definition of moles?

A:
Moles are a common type of skin growth. They are small, dark brown spots on the skin. Most people have about 10 to 40 moles.

Symptoms of moles:

  • Shape. Usually, moles are round or oval in shape.
  • Color. Common colors include black, brown, red, pink, or blue.
  • Texture. Moles can be wrinkled, smooth, raised, or flat.

You have moles when melanocytes grow in clumps. These cells are responsible for producing melanin.

 

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