Definition of Melanisms

1. Noun. (plural of melanism) ¹



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Definition of Melanisms

1. melanism [n] - See also: melanism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanisms

melange
melanges
melangians
melanian
melanians
melanic
melanics
melanidrosis
melaniferous
melaniline
melanin
melaninization
melanins
melanise
melanisms (current term)
melanist
melanistic
melanists
melanite
melanites
melanitic
melanization
melanizations
melanize
melanized
melanizes
melanizing
melano
melano-

Literary usage of Melanisms

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1. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt (1890)
"I believe at any rate, that it' is impossible to separate melanisms due to reversion, from melanisms due apparently to development, as some instances may ..."

2. Melanism and Melanochroism in British Lepidoptera by James William Tutt (1891)
"I believe at any rate, that it is impossible to separate melanisms due to reversion, from melanisms due apparently to development, as some instances may ..."

3. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"melanisms are rarer: Sir R. Payne- Gallwey states that he has one killed in Galway Bay in 1877, and sold as a Glossy Ibis. The vignette represents the young ..."

4. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman (1890)
"Temperature " melanisms " are generally small, greyish, suffused or dusky, and yellow and other bright colours ace ^akx ot ..."

5. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1871)
"Abnormit├Ąten in meiner ornithologischen Sammlung. J. f. O. 1870, pp. 89-91. Contains some notes on albinos and melanisms. ..."

6. Transactions by Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1889)
"Thrushes which are partial melanisms are also not uncommon in confinement, arising from an unnatural diet, but I never read or heard of a wild one which was ..."

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