melanoid

[mel-uh-noid]
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Origin of melanoid

First recorded in 1850–55; melan- + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for melanoid

melanoid

adjective
  1. resembling melanin; dark coloured
  2. characterized by or resembling melanosis
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melanoid in Medicine

melanoid

[mĕlə-noid′]
adj.
  1. Of or related to melanin; black-pigmented.
  2. Of or affected with melanosis.
n.
  1. A dark pigment that resembles melanin, formed from the glucosamines in chitin.
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