melanoid

adjective
mel·​a·​noid | \ ˈmel-ə-ˌnȯid How to pronounce melanoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of melanoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or darkened by melanins a melanoid lesion melanoid pigments
2 : relating to or occurring in melanosis melanoid symptoms

melanoid

noun

Medical Definition of melanoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pigment resembling or related to melanin

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“Melanoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/melanoid. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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