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melanosis

[mel-uh-noh-sis] /ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
abnormal deposition or development of black or dark pigment in the tissues.
2.
a discoloration caused by this.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Neo-Latin < Late Greek melánōsis a becoming black. See melan-, -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for melanosis

melanosis

/ˌmɛləˈnəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) a skin condition characterized by excessive deposits of melanin
Derived Forms
melanotic (ˌmɛləˈnɒtɪk) adjective
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melanosis in Medicine

melanosis mel·a·no·sis (měl'ə-nō'sĭs)
n.
Abnormally dark pigmentation of the skin or other tissues, resulting from a disorder of pigment metabolism. Also called melanism.


mel'a·not'ic (-nŏt'ĭk) adj.
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