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adjective Pathology.
  1. of or affected with melanosis.
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Also melanic.

Origin of melanotic

First recorded in 1820–30; melan- + -otic
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Examples from the Web for melanotic

Historical Examples

  • Squamous epithelioma and melanotic cancer are the forms met with.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • Hip lameness may also be provoked by melanotic or other tumors.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Melanotic sarcoma may occur as metastatic from an original melano-sarcomatous tumor of the skin or eyeball.

  • The melanotic matter is easily effaced by washing, while the other is removed with difficulty.

  • The tumor, a melanotic sarcoma, was about the size of a small walnut, and located in the small of the back of an elderly lady.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley