melanize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v melanize make or become black "The smoke blackened the ceiling","The ceiling blackened"
    • v melanize convert into, or infiltrate with melanin
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • melanize To render melanistic; produce melanism in.
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Usage

In literature:

Melanism is an anomaly, the exact contrary of the preceding.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
They bore the arms of Jenkin ap Phillip of St. Melans, who traced his descent from 'Guaith Voeth,' Lord of Cardigan.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
West street bridge, the first below the falls, was a Melan concrete, steel-arch structure, built in 1897, and costing $65,000.
"The Passaic Flood of 1903" by Marshall Ora Leighton
Melanic: with a blackish suffusion.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The Melanic race have a much stronger propensity to indulge in the intemperate use of ardent spirits than white people.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Very quiet, they're telling, and a bit melan-choly.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
I do not know of a case of melanism.
"The Badger" by Alfred E. Pease
Only one case of melanism was observed among all the specimens of both species examined.
"Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys" by Robert L. Packard
It is blackish in colour, but is not a melanic variety of the last.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In news:

If any one has seen her that lives near the Melan drives or anything please let us know.
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In science:

The frequency of the initially rare melanic version increased so much that it became the dominant phenotype and constituted more than 90 percent of the population in polluted areas in the mid-twentieth century.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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