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1. Of, relating to, or exhibiting melanism.
2. Of, relating to, or affected with melanosis; melanotic.


(Pathology) relating to melanism or melanosis


(məˈlæn ɪk)

1. melanotic.
2. of or pertaining to melanism.
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It was previously assumed that melanic screening pigments did not exist in arthropods.
The proposal that melanin is so critical to and pervading of human biological systems that it should be considered a complementary sensory network to the central nervous system--akin to a phylogenetic twin--dubbed the essential melanic system (Nobles, 1976) seems a reasonable formulation.
Erik Johnson, Robert Johnson, Carl Johnson, Rexjohnson, Meredith Johnson, Victor Johnston, Garrison Jones, Robert Jones, Melanic Joseph, Michael Judge, David Junod, Da\'id Kale, Paul Kangail, Christy Kasper, Daniel Katayama, Margo Katz, Jeffrey Kaylor, Jacqueline Keehn, Christopher Kelley, Shawn Kelly, Kristine Kelly, Oriville Kelman.
MELANIC A Comprising a mixture B Having black or dark pigmentation C Race with dark hair and pale skin who am I?
En illustration d'une entrevue qu'elle avait accordee a un magazine parents-enfants en France, Melanic a insiste pour apparaitre avec le voile, en compagnie de sa fillette, afin d'assurer la representation des femmes voilees, et <<pas juste des nanas en bikini>>.
It suggested that"melanic," or dark-coloured, plumage or coats could be a selective advantage for animals living in polluted areas because the animals can rid themselves of harmful chemicals faster.
This colour change in the fish was gray melanic colours through melanocyte-stimulating hormone -induced stimulation of melanin granule dispersed in the melanocytes.
Both parents have to carry the recessive melanic gene but there is still only a one in four chance of having a black cub.
He summarized loci and their alleles that affect shank skin colors, including the W locus (W allele for white shank: w allele for yellow shank) and the E locus (E allele for the extension of melanic pigmentation for plumage and shank skin colors: e allele for non-extension of black plumage and shank skin colors).
These are the results of melanic pigment, secondary to all acute, chronic or infectious inflammatory pathologies, most frequently met in patients with dark skin.
First finding of melanic sylvatic Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) colonies in the Argentine Chaco.