melanic

adjective
me·​lan·​ic | \ mə-ˈla-nik How to pronounce melanic (audio) \

Definition of melanic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : melanotic
2 : affected with, causing, or characterized by melanism

melanic

noun

Definition of melanic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a melanic individual

First Known Use of melanic

Adjective

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1920, in the meaning defined above

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melanic

adjective
me·​lan·​ic | \ mə-ˈlan-ik How to pronounce melanic (audio) \

Medical Definition of melanic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : melanotic
2 : affected with or characterized by melanism

melanic

noun

Medical Definition of melanic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a melanic individual

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