Meaning of melanoderm in English:

melanoderm

Pronunciation /ˈmɛlənə(ʊ)dəːm/

noun

Anthropology
  • A member of a dark-skinned people.

adjective

Anthropology
  • Designating or belonging to a dark-skinned people; melanodermic.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940), anthropologist. From melano- + -derm.