melanoid
adj. [Gr. melas, black; eidos, like]
Looking black or dark.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • melanoid — [mel′ə noid΄] adj. 1. pigmented black or dark 2. of or like melanosis …   English World dictionary

  • melanoid — A dark pigment, resembling melanin, formed from glucosamines in chitin. SYN: artificial melanin, factitious melanin. * * * mel·a·noid mel ə .nȯid adj 1) characterized or darkened by melanins <a melanoid lesion> 2) relating to or occurring… …   Medical dictionary

  • melanoid — I. ˈmeləˌnȯid adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary melan + oid 1. : characterized or darkened by melanins a melanoid lesion 2. : relating to or occurring in melanosis melanoid symptoms …   Useful english dictionary

  • melanoid — /mel euh noyd /, adj. 1. of or characterized by melanosis. 2. resembling melanin; darkish. [1850 55; MELAN + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • melanoid — adj. of or characterized by melanosis; black, brown, darkly pigmented …   English contemporary dictionary

  • melanoid — mel·a·noid …   English syllables

  • melanoid — mel•a•noid [[t]ˈmɛl əˌnɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) pat of or characterized by melanosis 2) pat resembling melanin; darkish • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • melanoid — /ˈmɛlənɔɪd/ (say meluhnoyd) adjective 1. of or characterised by melanosis. 2. resembling the colour of melanin …   Australian English dictionary

  • albino — 1. adjective /ælˈbiːnəʊ,ælˈbaɪnoʊ/ congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); born with albinism Syn: albinal, albinic, albinistic, albinoid, hypomelanistic, hypomelanoid,… …   Wiktionary

  • mel|a|nous — «MEHL uh nuhs», adjective. 1. = melanic. (Cf. ↑melanic) 2. = melanoid. (Cf. ↑melanoid) …   Useful english dictionary

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