Definition of Melanic

1. a. Melanotic.



Definition of Melanic

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or exhibiting melanism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melanic

1. one who is affected with melanism [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melanic

1. 1. Melanotic. 2. Of or pertaining to the black-haired races. Origin: Gr, -, black. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanic

melancholists
melancholize
melancholized
melancholizes
melancholizing
melancholy
melancholy thistle
melanedema
melanemia
melanesia
melange
melanges
melangians
melanian
melanians
melanic (current term)
melanics
melanidrosis
melaniferous
melaniline
melanin
melaninization
melanins
melanise
melanisms
melanist
melanistic
melanists
melanite

Literary usage of Melanic

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1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the lungs: Including the Principles by Walter Hayle Walshe (1871)
"melanic DEPOSIT. 1425. The lung is a favourite seat of true granular melanic ... melanic cells never exhibit any tendency even to cohere,—mu<* less to form ..."

2. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"In the first generation a melanic male and a bright red female produced 60% red, and with 40% melanie forms. In the second generation red imagines produced ..."

3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1889)
"Figure 1 1 represents a very beautiful suffused melanic male, which was taken in July, 1888, by Mr. Robert Mackenzie, at Collins Inlet, upon the Georgian ..."

4. Principles of Organic and Physiological Chemistry by Carl Löwig (1853)
"If we let a solution of gallic acid in excess ot potassa stand, acij i « «• n« • i • *» i Tanno-melanic until acetic acid no longer precipitates gallic acid ..."

5. Handbook of Organic Chemistry: For the Use of Students by William Gregory, J. Milton Sanders (1857)
"... the elements of 1 eq. acetate of potash, and 1 eq. melanic acid : CM H5 04, K + 2 HO + O, = C, H, O4, K + C,„ H4 Oj. melanic acid combines with bases. ..."

6. The Natural History of the Human Species: Its Typical Forms, Primeval by Charles Hamilton Smith (1859)
"Taking, therefore this stem, with a view to have in the sequel only the pure Caucasians to examine, we place here THE ETHIOPIAN OR melanic STEM, ..."

7. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1888)
"... in considerable abundance in his garden at Willesden, and nearly all the specimens were of the melanic variety ..."

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