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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Insoluble pigments that account for the color of skin and scales and feathers.

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  • The chemical substance melanin is the pigment which darkens skin color.
  • What determines how much melanin is present in the iris ishereditary genetics.
  • The melanin is eventually discharged from melanocytes and taken up by keratinocytes.
  • This Great Moment in Black History has been sponsored by the same old ignoramuses who still think melanin is destiny. for more
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