Definition of Melanosis

1. Noun. A condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin).

Exact synonyms: Melanism
Generic synonyms: Disease Of The Skin, Skin Disease, Skin Disorder



Definition of Melanosis

1. Noun. (medicine) The morbid deposition of black matter, often of a malignant character, causing pigmented tumours. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melanosis

1. [n -NOSES]

Medical Definition of Melanosis

1. A disorder caused by a disturbance in melanin pigmentation, melanism. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanosis

melanopathy
melanophage
melanophilin
melanophlogite
melanophore
melanophore-expanding principle
melanophores
melanoplakia
melanoprotein
melanopsin
melanorrhagia
melanorrhoea
melanos
melanoscope
melanoses
melanosis (current term)
melanosis circumscripta precancerosa
melanosis coli
melanosity
melanosome
melanosomes
melanostatin
melanostibite
melanotekite
melanothallite
melanotic
melanotic carcinoma

Literary usage of Melanosis

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1. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"melanosis of the eyeball. According to the part of the eyeball in which it arises, ... melanosis of the eyeball occurs in the middle period of life, ..."

2. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"Cancer and melanosis.—When we consider the characteristic features of this formidable disease, namely, the formation of a soft adventitious production ..."

3. The North American Medical and Surgical Journal (1828)
"This liquid proved to be identical, in chemical composition, with the matter of melanosis. In the July number of the Journal above cited, there is given an ..."

4. The Practice of medicine by Thomas Hawkes Tanner (1874)
"melanosis. melanosis is a very rare disease ; and consequently our knowledge ... TRUE melanosis.—This disease has its seat most commonly in the connective ..."

5. The London Medical Gazette (1846)
"He alluded to this саке as a striking illustration of melanosis, which, be thought, ... It al«o proved that melanosis did not, as the author of the paper ..."

6. A treatise on the diseases of the eye and its appendages by Richard Middlemore (1835)
"The term melanosis is applied to the development of a dark-coloured, and generally, intensely black substance, in certain parts or organs of the human body, ..."

7. On the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and the Tumours Analogous to it by Maurice Henry Collis (1864)
"melanosis has generally been classed with cancer, yet cases have undoubtedly ... Simple fibrinous melanosis seems an accidental condition of inflammation; ..."

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