melanosis coli

[ kōlī ]

n.

Melanosis of the mucosa of the large intestine, due to accumulation of pigment within macrophages in the lamina propria mucosae.

Nearby words

  1. melanonychia,
  2. melanophage,
  3. melanophore,
  4. melanoplakia,
  5. melanosis,
  6. melanosity,
  7. melanosome,
  8. melanospermous,
  9. melanotic,
  10. melanotic carcinoma


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