melanistic
adjective see melanism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Melanistic — Mel a*nis tic (m[e^]l [.a]*n[i^]s t[i^]k), a. Affected with melanism; of the nature of melanism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melanistic — dark or blackish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • melanistic — See melanism. * * * …   Universalium

  • melanistic — adjective Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting melanism …   Wiktionary

  • melanistic — mel·a·nis·tic (mel″ə nisґtik) melanotic (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • melanistic — mel·a·nis·tic …   English syllables

  • melanistic — |melə|nistik adjective : affected with or characterized by melanism : constituting melanism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Melanistic mask — Pug with black melanistic mask A melanistic mask (also referred to as a mask or masking) is a dog coat pattern that gives the appearance of a mask on the dog s face. The hairs on the muzzle, and sometimes entire face or ears, are colored by… …   Wikipedia

  • melanism — melanistic, adj. /mel euh niz euhm/, n. 1. Ethnol. the condition in human beings of having a high amount of melanin granules in the skin, hair, and eyes. 2. Zool. the condition in which an unusually high concentration of melanin occurs in the… …   Universalium

  • Black panther — For people associated with the American political party, see Black Panther Party. This article is about the animal. For other uses, see Black Panther (disambiguation). A melanistic jaguar at the Henry Doorly Zoo. Melanism is the result of a… …   Wikipedia

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