melano-


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melano-

or melan-
pref.
Black; dark: melanophore.

[Greek, from melās, melan-, black.]

melano-

or before a vowel

melan-

combining form
(Colours) black or dark: melanin; melanism; melanocyte; melanoma.
[from Greek melas black]

melano-

or melan-

a combining form meaning “black”: melanocyte.
[< Greek, comb. form of mélās]
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They were Garden Huckleberries, Solanum melano- cerasum, a relative of the deadly nightshade found in hedgerows and looking distinctly like it but not poisonous.