melanoderma


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melanoderma

 [mel″ah-no-der´mah]
an abnormally increased amount of melanin in the skin due either to an increase in production of melanin by the melanocytes normally present or to an increase in the number of melanocytes, with production of hyperpigmented patches.

mel·a·no·der·ma

(mel'ă-nō-der'mă),
1. An abnormal darkening of the skin by deposition of excess melanin.
2. Hyperpigmentation of the skin by melanin or deposition of dark substances such as silver, iron, and drug derivatives.
[melano- + G. derma, skin]

melanoderma

/mel·a·no·der·ma/ (-der´mah) abnormally increased melanin in the skin.

melanoderma

[mel′ənōdur′mə]
Etymology: Gk, melas + derma, skin
any abnormal darkening of the skin caused by increased deposits of melanin or the salts of iron or silver.

mel·a·no·der·ma

(mel'ă-nō-dĕr'mă)
1. An abnormal darkening of the skin by deposition of excess melanin.
2. Hyperpigmentation of the skin by melanin or deposition of dark metallic substances such as silver and iron.
[melano- + G. derma, skin]

melanoderma

Abnormal darkening of the skin from excessive numbers of MELANOCYTES.

melanoderma

an abnormally increased amount of melanin in the skin due to either an increase in production of melanin by the melanocytes normally present or to an increase in the number of melanocytes, with production of hyperpigmented patches.