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Definition of Melanoma, nodular

Melanoma, nodular: One of the four clinical types of malignant melanoma, typically presents as a raised, distinct, bluish-black tumor possibly shaped like a pencil eraser, that may be encircled by particularly pale skin, most often in middle-aged or older adults.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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