'melə'nəʊsɪs n. skin disease characterized by abnormal deposits or development of dark pigment in the skin; discoloration caused by melanosis

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  • Melanosis — Classification and external resources MeSH D008548 Melanosis is a form of hyperpigmentation associated with increased melanin.[1] It can can refer to …   Wikipedia

  • melanosis — f. patol. Alteración del color normal de los tejidos por depósitos de melanina u otros pigmentos. Medical Dictionary. 2011. melanosis …   Diccionario médico

  • melanosis — (n.) 1823, medical Latin, from Gk. melanosis a becoming black, from melanoun to become black, from melas (gen. melanos); see MELANIN (Cf. melanin). Related: Melanotic …   Etymology dictionary

  • melanosis — [mel΄ə nō′sis] n. [ModL < Gr melanōsis, a becoming black < melanousthai, to become black < melas: see MELANO ] the abnormal production and deposition of melanin in the body tissues melanotic [mel′ənät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Melanosis — Mel a*no sis, [NL., fr. Gr. ? a growing black, fr. me las, me lanos, black.] (Med.) The morbid deposition of black matter, often of a malignant character, causing pigmented tumors. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melanosis — Melanosis, griech., Schwarzsucht; die krankhafte Umänderung des Blutroths (Hämatins) in schwarzen Farbstoff …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • melanosis — (Del gr. tardío μελάνωσις, ennegrecimiento). f. Biol. Alteración de los tejidos orgánicos, caracterizada por el color oscuro que presentan …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • melanosis — (Del gr. melas, negro + osis, enfermedad no inflamatoria.) ► sustantivo femenino 1 MEDICINA Oscurecimiento anormal de los tejidos orgánicos, en especial de la piel, por acumulación de melanina. IRREG. plural melanosis 2 AGRICULTURA Enfermedad de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • melanosis — /mel euh noh sis/, n. Pathol. 1. abnormal deposition or development of black or dark pigment in the tissues. 2. a discoloration caused by this. [1815 25; < NL < LGk melánosis a becoming black. See MELAN , OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • melanosis — mel•a•no•sis [[t]ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pl. ses [[t] siz[/t]] 1) pat abnormal deposition or development of black or dark pigment in the tissues 2) pat a discoloration caused by this • Etymology: 1815–25; < LGk melánōsis a becoming black. See… …   From formal English to slang

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