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1. See melanosis.
2. Dark coloration of the skin, hair, fur, or feathers because of a high concentration of melanin.
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1. (Zoology) the condition in man and animals of having dark-coloured or black skin, feathers, etc. Industrial melanism is the occurrence of dark varieties of animals, esp moths, in smoke-blackened industrial regions, in which they are well camouflaged
2. (Pathology) another name for melanosis
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mel•a•nism(ˈmɛl əˌnɪz əm)
1. dark pigmentation, as of the skin, hair, or fur, due to a high concentration of melanin granules.
2. an unusually high concentration of melanin in the skin, plumage, or pelage of an animal.
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Dark coloration of the skin, hair, fur or feathers because of a high concentration of melanin.
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a darkening caused by an unusually high amount of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.See also: Blackening and Blackness
a darkening of the skin caused by an unusually high amount of pigmentation.See also: Skin
darkness or blackness of eyes, hair, or complexion.See also: Complexion
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|Noun||1.||melanism - a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)|
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melanism[ˈmelənɪzəm] N → melanismo m
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