Definition of Melanistic

1. a. Affected with melanism; of the nature of melanism.



Definition of Melanistic

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melanistic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanistic

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

Literary usage of Melanistic

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"He killed the male parent bird and kept the four young alive until July 26, 1902, when all four were in melanistic Juvenal plumage. ..."

2. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"A melanistic LOCUST. BY AP MORSE, WELLESLEY, MASS. ... melanistic male. Description of fresh specimen, taken at Faneuil, Mass., July 22, 1892. ..."

3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1900)
"8^,1?, melanistic. From Coll. S. Stevens. ... wings tinged with orange : (5) 8 $ , 5 Ç , more or less melanistic ; the more interesting being a female with ..."

4. The Barnacles (Cirripedia) Contained in the Collections of the U.S. National by Henry Augustus Pilsbry (1907)
"In certain melanistic forms, such as concinnus, it is present, but narrow. ... In this form, however, it accompanies a melanistic coloration which can not ..."

5. Evolution of the Colors of North American Land Birds by Charles Augustus Keeler (1893)
"This is one of the genera which is comparatively free from the workings of natural selection and is fast becoming melanistic. The white base and tip of the ..."

6. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1908)
"Although a few melanistic phases have been recorded of the eastern species, this is, I believe, the first specimen of a melanistic ..."

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