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melaninnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmel.ə.nɪn/
a ​darkbrownpigment (= ​substance that gives ​colour), ​found in ​eyes, ​skin, ​hair, ​feathers, etc. It ​helps to ​protect the ​skin against ​harmfullight from the ​sun.
(Definition of melanin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “melanin”
in Spanish melanina…
in Vietnamese sắc tố melanin…
in Malaysian melanin…
in Thai เมลานิน…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑色素…
in Indonesian melanin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黑色素…
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