Definition of Melanization

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Conversion into melanin, or an increase in the concentration of melanin within (a tissue or organism) ¹



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Definition of Melanization

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanization

melanidrosis
melaniferous
melaniline
melanin
melaninization
melanins
melanise
melanisms
melanist
melanistic
melanists
melanite
melanites
melanitic
melanization (current term)
melanizations
melanize
melanized
melanizes
melanizing
melano
melano-
melanoacanthoma
melanoameloblastoma
melanoblast
melanoblastoma
melanoblasts
melanocarcinoma
melanochroi

Literary usage of Melanization

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1. The Butterflies of North America by William Henry Edwards (1872)
"... or why at great elevations there is such a tendency to melanization in the females alone is not clear unless in some way serving for protection. ..."

2. Design, Operation and Training Manual for an Intensive Culture Shrimp Hatchery by Granvil D. Treece, Joe M. Fox (1999)
"... that includes hemocyte encapsulation, melanization, and the deposition of collagen fibers within a granulomatous lesion that surrounds and isolates the ..."

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