Meaning of MELANOID in English


I. ˈmeləˌnȯid adjective

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary melan- + -oid

1. : characterized or darkened by melanins

a melanoid lesion

2. : relating to or occurring in melanosis

melanoid symptoms

II. noun

( -s )

1. : a melanistic individual

2. : a pigment (as one contributing especially to the yellow color of the skin) that is a disintegration product of a melanin

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