Significado de melanization en en Inglés


(also melanisation)

Pronunciación /ˌmɛlənʌɪˈzeɪʃn/


  • 1Biología
    The production, accumulation, or deposition of melanin; the development of a brown or black colour as a result of this.

  • 2Soil Science
    The darkening of a topsoil by the incorporation of humus.


1920s; earliest use found in Quarterly Review of Biology. From melano- + -ization. Compare melanized, and later melanize.