Melanin meaning

mĕl'ə-nĭn
Any of a group of naturally occurring dark pigments, especially the pigment found in skin, hair, fur, and feathers.
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Any of a group of naturally occurring dark pigments, especially the pigment found in skin, hair, fur, and feathers.
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Any of various pigments that are responsible for the dark color of the skin, hair, scales, feathers, and eyes of animals and are also found in plants, fungi, and bacteria. Melanins are polymers, often bound to proteins, and in the animal kingdom are built from compounds produced by the oxidation of the amino acid tyrosine.
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Any of a group of naturally occurring dark pigments, especially the pigment found in skin, hair, fur, and feathers.
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A brownish-black pigment found in skin, hair, and other animal or plant tissues.
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Origin of melanin

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek stem of μέλας (mélas, “black") +"Ž -in
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