melanoderma mel·a·no·der·ma (měl’ə-nō-dûr’mə)
An abnormal darkening of the skin caused by deposition of excess melanin or of metallic substances.

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    melanodermatitis mel·a·no·der·ma·ti·tis (měl’ə-nō-dûr’mə-tī’tĭs) n. Dermatitis characterized by increased skin pigmentation due to the excessive deposit of melanin.

  • Melanodermic

    melanodermic mel·a·no·der·mic (měl’ə-nō-dûr’mĭk) adj. Relating to or characterized by melanoderma.

  • Melanogen

    melanogen me·lan·o·gen (mě-lān’ə-jən, -jěn’, měl’ə-nō-jěn’) n. A colorless precursor of melanin.

  • Melanogenesis

    melanogenesis mel·a·no·gen·e·sis (měl’ə-nō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. The formation of melanin by living cells.

  • Melanoglossia

    melanoglossia mel·a·no·glos·si·a (měl’ə-nō-glô’sē-ə) n. See black tongue.

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