Definition of melanoid in English:

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melanoid

Pronunciation: /ˈmeləˌnoid/

adjective

1Resembling melanin.
Example sentences
  • Characteristic red reverse pigment, although often discoloured by the presence of the diffusible melanoid pigment is also produced on Lactritmel agar and other pigment stimulating media.
  • Captive breeding has created several colour variants including albino, leucistic, golden-albino, olive, melanoid, melanoid-albino and pied examples.
2Resembling melanosis.
Example sentences
  • Although the site and process of differentiation of melanoid granules could not be determined, variously-sized melanoid clumps were detected between the spaces of the villus-like cell cords.
  • In 1872, Carter further proposed the terms melanoid and ochroid in an attempt to classify the disease into 2 varieties on the basis of the black or pale-colored granules (ie, grains, sclerotia) produced by the etiologic agents.

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Syllabification: mel·a·noid

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