- * * *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]- m. cachecticorum m. of the cachectic, occurring in certain chronic diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis.- parasitic m. excoriations and m. caused by scratching the bites of the body louse, Pediculus corporis. SYN: vagabond's disease, vagrant's disease.- racial m. the normally dark skin of members of some nonwhite races.
* * *mel·a·no·der·ma .mel-ə-nō-'dər-mə, mə-.lan- n abnormally intense pigmentation of the skinmel·a·no·der·mic -'dər-mik adj
* * *mel·a·no·der·ma (mel″ə-no-durґmə) [melano- + derma] abnormally increased melanin in the skin, with hyperpigmented patches; it may be due either to increased production by the melanocytes that are normally present or to increased absolute numbers of melanocytes.
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