variants: or melano- or less commonly melam-

Definition of melan-

1 : black : dark melanic melanin melanocomous Melampsora
2 : melanin : marked by the presence of melanin melanogen melanemia melanosarcoma

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History and Etymology for melan-

melan- from Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin, from Greek, from melan-, melas; melano- & melam- from New Latin, from Greek, from melan-, melas

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“Melan-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melan-. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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