Melano is defined as black or very dark.
An example of the melano prefix is melanin or dark pigment in the skin.
- black, very dark: melanous
- of melanin: melanocyte
Origin of melano-from Classical Greek melas (gen. melanos), black from Indo-European base an unverified form mel-, dark, dirty from source Sanskrit mala-, dirt, Middle High German mal, a spot
Black; dark: melanophore.
Origin of melano-Greek from melās melan- black