melanoid


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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

(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.
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The species produced diffusible pigments of a melanoid and carotenoid nature (Table 2).
Food encountered included blue green algae (Spirulina, Nostoc) green algae (Mougeotia, Oedogonium), desmids (Gonatozygon, Closterium, Spirotaemaia), diatoms (Navicula, Nitschia); rotifers (Gastropus, Trichocerca), Crustacea, plant parts, insect appendages, sand grains, and snail (Melanoides tuberculata).