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Having black or very dark skin and hair.

mel′a·nos′i·ty (-nŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Biology) having a dark complexion and black hair
melanosity n
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He did have persistent melanous bowel movements, requiring 2 units immediately, one unit at 34 hours, and 4 units at 57 hours post embolization.