melanoid

[ mel-uh-noid ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌnɔɪd /

adjective

of or characterized by melanosis.
resembling melanin; darkish.

Nearby words

  1. melanodermatitis,
  2. melanodermic,
  3. melanogen,
  4. melanogenesis,
  5. melanoglossia,
  6. melanoleukoderma,
  7. melanoleukoderma colli,
  8. melanoma,
  9. melanomatosis,
  10. melanonychia

Origin of melanoid

First recorded in 1850–55; melan- + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for melanoid

melanoid

/ (ˈmɛləˌnɔɪd) /

adjective

resembling melanin; dark coloured
characterized by or resembling melanosis
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Medicine definitions for melanoid

melanoid

[ mĕlə-noid′ ]

adj.

Of or related to melanin; black-pigmented.
Of or affected with melanosis.

n.

A dark pigment that resembles melanin, formed from the glucosamines in chitin.

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