melanic

[ muh-lan-ik ]
/ məˈlæn ɪk /
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adjective

Pathology. melanotic.
of or relating to melanism.

Nearby words

  1. melanedema,
  2. melanesia,
  3. melanesian,
  4. melanesian pidgin english,
  5. melange,
  6. melanie,
  7. melaniferous,
  8. melanin,
  9. melanion,
  10. melanippus

Origin of melanic

First recorded in 1815–25; melan- + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for melanic

melanic

/ (məˈlænɪk) /

adjective

relating to melanism or melanosis
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Medicine definitions for melanic

melanic

[ mə-lănĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or exhibiting melanism.
Of, relating to, or affected with melanosis; melanotic.

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