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congenital excess of melanin pigmentation in the skin, hair, feathers and/or eyes; the condition of being melano
An undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin or its appendages; the opposite of albinism
A disease; black jaundice
a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)
The character of having a high degree of pigmentation, as shown in dark skin, eyes, and hair
{i} exceptionally dark pigment of skin or hair (Ethnology); concentration of dark pigment in the feathers or skin of an animal (Zoology)
Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting melanism
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 reproduce because it offers protection in the form of camouflage; it takes place over the course of many generations as the result of natural selection of the lighter, more conspicuous animals by predators
Affected with melanism; of the nature of melanism