melanization

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

melanize +‎ -ation

NounEdit

melanization (plural melanizations)

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

Related termsEdit

  • demelanization
  • remelanization
Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 12:56