melan-


melan-

combining form

Definition of MELAN-

1
:  black :  dark <melanic> <melanin>
2
:  melanin <melanophore>

Variants of MELAN-

melan- or melano-

Origin of MELAN-

Greek, from melan-, melas; perhaps akin to Lithuanian mėlynas blue, Sanskrit malina dirty

melan-

combining form    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MELAN-

1
: black : dark <melanin> <melanoma>
2
: melanin <melanogenesis>

Variants of MELAN-

melan- or melano-

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