Melanism
Melanism Mel"a*nism (m[e^]l"[.a]*n[i^]z'm), n. (Ethnol.) The character of having a high degree of pigmentation, as shown in dark skin, eyes, and hair. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • melanism — melanísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  MELANÍSM s.n. (med.) Pigmentaţie neagră excesivă a părului şi a anumitor regiuni ale corpului. [< fr. mélanisme]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.10.2006. Sursa: DN … …   Dicționar Român

  • Melanism — Mel a*nism (m[e^]l [.a]*n[i^]z m), n. [Gr. me las, anos, black.] [1913 Webster] 1. An undue development of dark colored pigment in the skin or its appendages; the opposite of {albinism}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A disease; black jaundice. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melanism — melanism. См. меланизм. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • melanism — 1843, from MELANO (Cf. melano ) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • melanism — [mel′əniz΄əm] n. [ MELAN(O) + ISM] 1. abnormal development of dark pigmentation in the skin, hair, feathers, etc. 2. darkness of skin, hair, eyes, etc., resulting from a high degree of pigmentation melanistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Melanism — The black panther is the prototypical example of melanism. Melanism is an undue development of dark colored pigment in the skin or its appendages, and the opposite of albinism. It is also the medical term for black jaundice.[1] The word is… …   Wikipedia

  • melanism — noun Date: 1843 1. an increased amount of black or nearly black pigmentation (as of skin, feathers, or hair) of an individual or kind of organism compare industrial melanism 2. intense human pigmentation of the skin, eyes, and hair • melanistic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melanism — n. [Gr. melas, black; ismos, denoting condition] 1. An excessive darkening of color owing to increased amounts of black pigment. 2. A certain percentage of individuals in a population that give rise to polymorphism; see industrial… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • melanism — Unusually marked, diffuse, melanin pigmentation of body hair and skin (usually not affecting the iris). SEE ALSO: melanosis. * * * mel·a·nism mel ə .niz əm n 1) an increased amount of black or nearly black pigmentation (as of skin, feathers, or… …   Medical dictionary

  • melanism — melanosis; n. an unusually pronounced darkening of body tissues caused by excessive production of the pigment melanin. For example, melanism may affect the hair, the skin (after sunburn, during pregnancy, or in Addison s disease), or the eye …   The new mediacal dictionary

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