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melanoid

 [mel´ah-noid]
1. resembling melanin.
2. a substance resembling melanin.

mel·a·noid

(mel'ă-noyd),
A dark pigment, resembling melanin, formed from glucosamines in chitin.

melanoid

/mel·a·noid/ (mel´ah-noid)
1. resembling melanin.
2. a substance resembling melanin.

melanoid

(mĕl′ə-noid′)
adj.
1. Of or related to melanin; black-pigmented.
2. Of or affected with melanosis.

mel′a·noid′ n.

melanoid

Dark coloured; greyish.

mel·a·noid

(mel'ă-noyd)
A dark pigment, resembling melanin, formed from glucosamines in chitin.

melanoid

1. resembling melanin.
2. a substance resembling melanin.
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While competition with Melanoides and Tarebia could potentially influence the results of the current study, Tolley-Jordan & Owen's (2008) work suggests that the lotic habitat where this studied was carried out minimized the potential effects of such competition.
Melanoides tuberculata (Gastropoda: Thiaridae), a parthenogenetic, operculate snail of Asian origin, is the most common first intermediate host of Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea: Heterophyidae), a pathogen of Asian origin that causes decreased fitness or mortality in second intermediate fish hosts.
Polyphemopsis melanoides Whitfield = Bulimorpha melanoides (Whitfield 1882)
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