Definitions for melanistic

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mel•a•nismˈmɛl əˌnɪz əm(n.)

  1. dark pigmentation, as of the skin, hair, or fur, due to a high concentration of melanin granules.

    Category: Physical Anthropology, Zoology

  2. an unusually high concentration of melanin in the skin, plumage, or pelage of an animal.

    Category: Zoology

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  1. melanistic(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting melanism

Webster Dictionary

  1. Melanistic(adj)

    affected with melanism; of the nature of melanism


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