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melano-

1.
a combining form meaning “black,” used in the formation of compound words:
melanocyte.
Also, especially before a vowel, melan-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of mélās
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British Dictionary definitions for melano-

melano-

combining form
1.
black or dark melanin, melanism, melanocyte, melanoma
Word Origin
from Greek melas black
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melano- in Medicine

melano- or melan-
pref.
Black; dark: melanin.

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