[ mel-uh-noh-sis ]
/ ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ sɪs /
abnormal deposition or development of black or dark pigment in the tissues.
a discoloration caused by this.
Words nearby melanosis
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In chronic cases the eventual effects are anaemia, melanosis, enlargement of the spleen and liver, and general cachexia.
British Dictionary definitions for melanosis
/ (ˌmɛləˈnəʊsɪs) /
pathol a skin condition characterized by excessive deposits of melanin
Derived forms of melanosismelanotic (ˌmɛləˈnɒtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for melanosis
[ mĕl′ə-nō′sĭs ]
Abnormally dark pigmentation of the skin or other tissues, resulting from a disorder of pigment metabolism.melanism
Other words from melanosismel′a•not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
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