melanin melanin  /ˈmɛ lə nən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers

Usage(s):

  1. Furthermore, they say, melanin granules are minicomputers that can respond to and analyze stimuli without interacting with the brain.
  2. He is the first chief executive of this grand and good nation not to be melanin-deprived.
  3. Since these parts have extra keratin and are not exposed to ultraviolet, they need no melanin protection against excess vitamin D synthesis.

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  1. "Just as the pigment chlorophyll converts sunlight into chemical energy that allows green plants to live and grow, our research suggests that melanin can use a different portion of the electromagnetic spectrum -- ionizing radiation -- to benefit the...
    on May 22, 2007 By: Albert Einstein Source: Reuters

  2. "There will come a time when people will find it hard to believe that the amount of melanin in one's skin or : genitalia determined one's destiny," said Steinem. "We aren't there yet ...... The fact is that women are still concentrated in the...
    on Oct 20, 2009 By: Gloria Steinem Source: The Tennessean

  3. Diversity is just a synonym for melting pot-an attempt to get us closer to the day when "our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin," wrote Franklin Thomas, former...
    on Feb 18, 2010 By: Benjamin Franklin Source: Newsweek

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