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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

melanoderma

Abnormal darkening of the skin from excessive numbers of MELANOCYTES.
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