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Introduction: Melanism

Description of Melanism

Melanism: Unusually darkening of body tissues due to excessive melanin production. This may occur after sunburn or during pregnancy.

Melanism: a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin).
Source: WordNet 2.1

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Broader terms for Melanism

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Hierarchical classifications of Melanism

The following list attempts to classify Melanism into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • disease of the skin,skin condition,skin disease,skin disorder,skin problem
  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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