noun see melanize

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  • melanization — noun To convert into melanin, or to increase the concentration of melanin within (a tissue or organism) the melanization of larvae See Also: demelanization, remelanization …   Wiktionary

  • melanization — mel·a·ni·za·tion …   English syllables

  • melanization — ˌmelənə̇ˈzāshən, ˌnīˈz noun ( s) : the quality or state of being or the process of becoming melanized …   Useful english dictionary

  • Melanin — Not to be confused with melamine, melatonin, or Melanotan (disambiguation). Melanin pigment (dark granular material center of image) in a pigmented melanoma. Pap stain. Melanin …   Wikipedia

  • Catechin — IUPAC name (2R,3S) 2 (3,4 dihydroxyphenyl) 3,4 dihydro 2H chromene 3,5,7 …   Wikipedia

  • coloration — colorational, adj. colorationally, adv. /kul euh ray sheuhn/, n. appearance with regard to color arrangement or use of colors; coloring: the bold coloration of some birds. [1605 15; COLOR + ATION] * * * ▪ biology Introduction       in biology,… …   Universalium

  • heredity — /heuh red i tee/, n., pl. heredities. Biol. 1. the transmission of genetic characters from parents to offspring: it is dependent upon the segregation and recombination of genes during meiosis and fertilization and results in the genesis of a new… …   Universalium

  • industrial melanism — Darkness of the skin, feathers, or fur developed by a population of animals living in an industrial region where the environment is soot darkened. The melanization of a population increases the probability that its members will survive and… …   Universalium

  • melanize — transitive verb ( nized; nizing) Date: 1978 1. to convert into or infiltrate with melanin 2. to make dark or black • melanization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Innate immune system — See also: Immune system and Adaptive immune system Innate immune system The innate immune system, also known as non specific immune system and secondary line of defence,[1] comprises the cells and mechanisms that defend the host …   Wikipedia

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