Melanocomous Mel`a*noc"o*mous, a. [Gr. me`las, me`lanos, black + ? hair.] Having very dark or black hair; black-haired. --Prichard. [1913 Webster]

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  • melanocomous — mel·a·noc·o·mous …   English syllables

  • melanocomous — kəməs adjective Etymology: melan + Greek komē hair + English ous : having dark or black hair …   Useful english dictionary

  • melanin —   n. dark or black pigment of body.    ♦ melanian,    ♦ melanic, adj. dark skinned.    ♦ melaniferous, adj. containing melanin.    ♦ melanism, n. abnormal blackness of skin or plumage; extreme darkness of complexion and hair.    ♦ melano, n.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • melan- — combining form or melano also melam Etymology: melan from Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin, from Greek, from melan , melas; melano & melam from New Latin, from Greek, from melan , melas more at mullet 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • melanotrichous — |melə|nä.trəkəs adjective Etymology: melan + trichous : melanocomous …   Useful english dictionary

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