melanize

verb
mel·​a·​nize | \ˈme-lə-ˌnīz \
melanized; melanizing

Definition of melanize 

transitive verb

1 : to convert into or infiltrate with melanin

2 : to make dark or black

Other Words from melanize

melanization \ˌme-​lə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

First Known Use of melanize

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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melanize

transitive verb
mel·​a·​nize
variants: or chiefly British melanise \ˈmel-​ə-​ˌnīz \
melanized or chiefly British melanised; melanizing or chiefly British melanising

Medical Definition of melanize 

: to convert into or infiltrate with melanin melanized cell granules

Other Words from melanize

melanization or chiefly British melanisation \ˌmel-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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