melanism

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noun mel·a·nism \ˈme-lə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of melanism

  1. 1 :  an increased amount of black or nearly black pigmentation (as of skin, feathers, or hair) of an individual or kind of organism — compare industrial melanism

  2. 2 :  intense human pigmentation of the skin, eyes, and hair

melanistic

play \ˌme-lə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

1843

First Known Use of melanism

1843


Medical Dictionary

melanism

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noun mel·a·nism \ˈmel-ə-ˌniz-əm\

Medical Definition of melanism

  1. 1:  an increased amount of black or nearly black pigmentation (as of skin, feathers, or hair) of an individual or kind of organism

  2. 2:  intense human pigmentation in skin, eyes, and hair

melanistic

\ˌmel-ə-ˈnis-tik\play adjective

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