Origin of melanosisModern Latin from Classical Greek melan?sis, a becoming black from melanousthai, to become black from melas: see melano-
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From Ancient Greek a growing black.
melanosis - Medical Definition
n.pl. melanoses (-sēz)
- mel′a·not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk)