melanotic

adjective

mel·​a·​not·​ic ˌme-lə-ˈnä-tik How to pronounce melanotic (audio)
: having or characterized by black pigmentation

Word History

Etymology

melanosis "abnormal deposition of melanin in tissue" (from Greek melan-, stem of mélās "black, dark" + -osis, after French mélanose) + -otic entry 1 — more at melano-

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of melanotic was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Melanotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melanotic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

melanotic

adjective
mel·​a·​not·​ic ˌmel-ə-ˈnät-ik How to pronounce melanotic (audio)
: having or characterized by black pigmentation
a melanotic sarcoma
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