melanoid


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mel·a·noid

 (mĕl′ə-noid′)
adj.
1. Of or related to melanin; black-pigmented.
2. Of or affected with melanosis.

mel′a·noid′ n.

melanoid

(ˈmɛləˌnɔɪd)
adj
1. (Biochemistry) resembling melanin; dark coloured
2. (Pathology) characterized by or resembling melanosis

mel•a•noid

(ˈmɛl əˌnɔɪd)

adj.
1. of or characterized by melanosis.
2. resembling melanin; darkish.
[1850–55]
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Melanoid pigments are not formed on peptone yeast iron agar and on tyrosine agar.
When DHA comes into contact with the amino acids in the skin's upper layers, it creates melanoids, which are brown, orange or yellow.