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melanoid

[ mel-uh-noid ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌnɔɪd /
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adjective

of or characterized by melanosis.
resembling melanin; darkish.

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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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Medical 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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