melanotic

adjective
mel·​a·​not·​ic | \ ˌme-lə-ˈnä-tik How to pronounce melanotic (audio) \

Definition of melanotic

: having or characterized by black pigmentation

First Known Use of melanotic

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for melanotic

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-

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“Melanotic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melanotic. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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melanotic

adjective
mel·​a·​not·​ic | \ ˌmel-ə-ˈnät-ik How to pronounce melanotic (audio) \

Medical Definition of melanotic

: having or characterized by black pigmentation a melanotic sarcoma

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