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From melanin.


melanated (not comparable)

  1. Containing melanin. [From mid-20th c.]
    • 1954 January, John A. Chapman; George W. Hunter III, “Studies on Host-Parasite Reactions. VII. The Pigment Cells Surrounding the Metacercarial Cysts of Cryptocotyle lingua in the Cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus (Walbaum)”, in Transactions of the American Microscopical Society, volume 73, number 1, JSTOR 3224182, pages 28-36:
      He suggested that upon penetration, or shortly afterwards, a parasite may supply the necessary missing substance for the completion of this reaction with the result that the characteristic melanated cysts appear.
    • 1955 January, Glenn L. Hoffman, “Neascus nolfi n. sp. (Trematoda: Strigeida) from Cyprinid Minnows with Notes on the Artificial Digest Recovery of Helminths”, in The American Midland Naturalist, volume 53, number 1, JSTOR 2422310:
      In the only black-spot Neascus which has been studied experimentally, the metacercaria is fully developed by the time the cyst becomes melanated.
    • 1959 October 1, Walter J. Fimian, Jr.; Geraldine A. Dowd, “Quantitative Determination of C14-Tyrosine Absorption in Melanated and Non-Melanated Mouse Tissues”, in Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, DOI:10.3181/00379727-102-25154:
      Melanated and non-melanated tissues were quantitatively assayed for selective absorption of labelled tyrosine and/ or its derivatives.
    • 1994 March, Helán Page; R. Brooke Thomas, “White Public Space and the Construction of White Privilege in U. S. Health Care: Fresh Concepts and a New Model of Analysis”, in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, volume 8, number 1, JSTOR 648999:
      It was first created during colonial times, and it is still being created today, in its postcolonial forms, by those who rely on visible phenotypical variables, such as melanated skin or "foreign" speech behaxior as segregating variables that help them to secure "white" racial ascendancy. Today, Euro-Americans no longer sustain an absolute monopoly over such resources, but their gatekeeper functions still determine the visibly melanated people who will also get to share these resources.
    • 2006 July 1, Clarence P. Cain et al., “Porcine skin visible lesion thresholds for near-infrared lasers including modeling at two pulse durations and spot sizes”, in Journal of Biomedical Optics, volume 11, number 4, DOI:10.1117/1.2338815:
      The Yucatan mini-pig skin is melanated and, on the flank, is of similar thickness to that on the human arm, which has high probability of accidental exposure.
    • 2016 August, Stephanie Monique Smith, “Stephanie Smile”, in First-Gen Voices[1], volume 6, number 1:
      For some reason, in talking about people of color and our skin, I blurted out how we are very “melanated,” pertaining to the amounts of melanin in our skin. I am not really sure how the word came to my mind because it is not an actual word, but it stuck with me.