melano-(redirected from mel-)
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Related to mel-: Mel Brooks
melano-(word root) black
Examples of words with the root melano-: melanoderm
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Black; dark: melanophore.
[Greek, from melās, melan-, black.]
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melano-or before a vowel
(Colours) black or dark: melanin; melanism; melanocyte; melanoma.
[from Greek melas black]
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a combining form meaning “black”: melanocyte.
[< Greek, comb. form of mélās]
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