- Pathology. melanotic.
- of or relating to melanism.
Origin of melanic
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"It was the melanic type of the jaguar and very rare," he said regretfully.The Inca Emerald
It is blackish in colour, but is not a melanic variety of the last.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
Perhaps a melanic variety of the more widely spread A. tniolella.Island Life
Alfred Russel Wallace
In these cases the advanced condition in the series of melanic colors appears only late in ontogeny.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl
Charles Benedict Davenport
Specimens of the last form are intermediate between the type and the melanic ab.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series
- relating to melanism or melanosis
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- Of, relating to, or exhibiting melanism.
- Of, relating to, or affected with melanosis; melanotic.
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