Definition of melanized in English:

melanized

(also melanised)

adjective

  • 1Of a person: having a dark skin colour. rare.

  • 2Biology. Characterized by the production or accumulation of melanin; darkened as a result of this.

  • 3Soil Science. Of soils: very dark brown or black owing to the presence of incorporated humus.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Standard. From melano- + -ized.

Pronunciation

melanized

/ˈmɛlənʌɪzd/