melanosis

melanosis

[mel-uh-noh-sis]
noun Pathology.
1.
abnormal deposition or development of black or dark pigment in the tissues.
2.
a discoloration caused by this.

Origin:
1815–25; < Neo-Latin < Late Greek melánōsis a becoming black. See melan-, -osis

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melanosis or melanism (ˌmɛləˈnəʊsɪs, ˈmɛləˌnɪzəm)
 
n
pathol a skin condition characterized by excessive deposits of melanin
 
melanism or melanism
 
n
 
melanotic or melanism
 
adj

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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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