Mel"a*nism (mel"a*niz'm), n. [Gr. me`las, -anos, black.]


An undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin or its appendages; -- the opposite of albinism.

2. (Med.)

A disease; black jaundice. See Melæna.


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Mel"a*nism (?), n. (Ethnol.)

The character of having a high degree of pigmentation, as shown in dark skin, eyes, and hair.


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