melanogenesis

noun
me·​la·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ mə-ˌla-nə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce melanogenesis (audio) , ˌme-lə-nō- \

Definition of melanogenesis

: the formation of melanin

First Known Use of melanogenesis

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for melanogenesis

melano- + genesis, after French mélanogénèse

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“Melanogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melanogenesis. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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melanogenesis

noun
me·​la·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ mə-ˌlan-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce melanogenesis (audio) , ˌmel-ə-nō- How to pronounce melanogenesis (audio) \
plural melanogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce melanogenesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of melanogenesis

: the formation of melanin

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