melanize

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verb mel·a·nize \ˈme-lə-ˌnīz\

Definition of melanize

melanized

;

melanizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to convert into or infiltrate with melanin

  3. 2 :  to make dark or black

melanization

play \ˌme-lə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of melanize

1967


Medical Dictionary

melanize

transitive verb mel·a·nize
variants: or chiefly British

melanise

\ˈmel-ə-ˌnīz\play

Medical Definition of melanize

melanized

or chiefly British

melanised

;

melanizing

or chiefly British

melanising

  1. :  to convert into or infiltrate with melanin melanized cell granules

melanization

or chiefly British

melanisation

\ˌmel-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən\play noun

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