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Definition of Melan- (prefix)

Melan- (prefix): Prefix meaning dark or black. It comes from the Greek "melas", black. Examples of terms containing melan- include melancholia, melanin, melanocytes, melanoma and melena.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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