\mˌɛlɐnˈə͡ʊsɪs], \mˌɛlɐnˈəʊsɪs], \m_ˌɛ_l_ɐ_n_ˈəʊ_s_ɪ_s]\
Definitions of MELANOSIS
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
An organic affection, in which the tissue of the parts is converted, owing to a melan'ic deposit, into a black, hard, homogenous substance, near which ulcers or cavities may form; - owing to the softening, either of the substance itself, or of some other morbid tissue, - of tubercles especially. This morbific change affects the lungs particularly. Its causes are very obscure. Melanosis of the lung constitutes one of the species of phthisis of Bayle; but it is impossible to distinguish it from the other species during life. In the classification of Fuchs, Melanosen[G.] forms a family of diseases. The deposition of melanic matter in the tissue is not necessarily connected with malignant disease. See Cancer, melanotic.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland