melano-


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melano-

(word root) black
Examples of words with the root melano-: melanoderm

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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(c, d, e, f) Pancreas tissue: (c) Intra-hepatic (hp = hepatic parenchyma, EX= exocrine portion, yellow arrow = melano- macrophages centers), (d) Intrahepatic segment surrounded by infiltration adipocytes (asterisk), (e) Exocrine portion (EX), CT = conjunctive tissue), (f) Intrahepatic segment with infiltration adipocytes (asterisk) and pancreocytes (P) with vacuoles in their interior.
Skins are arbitrarily divided into three groups Melano-compromised, melano- competent, and melano-protected (types I, II and III, respectively) [31].
They were Garden Huckleberries, Solanum melano- cerasum, a relative of the deadly nightshade found in hedgerows and looking distinctly like it but not poisonous.