melanin

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek stem of μέλας (mélas, black) +‎ -in

Noun[edit]

melanin (uncountable)

  1. Any of a group of naturally occurring dark pigments, especially the pigment found in skin, hair, fur, and feathers.

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References[edit]

  • melanin” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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