melanoid

melanoid

[mel-uh-noid]
adjective
1.
of or characterized by melanosis.
2.
resembling melanin; darkish.

Origin:
1850–55; melan- + -oid

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melanoid (ˈmɛləˌnɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  resembling melanin; dark coloured
2.  characterized by or resembling melanosis

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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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