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melanoid

[mel-uh-noid] /ˈmɛl əˌnɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of or characterized by melanosis.
2.
resembling melanin; darkish.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; melan- + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for melanoid

melanoid

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

melanoid mel·a·noid (měl'ə-noid')
adj.

  1. Of or related to melanin; black-pigmented.

  2. Of or affected with melanosis.

n.
A dark pigment that resembles melanin, formed from the glucosamines in chitin.
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