Definition of melanoid in English:

melanoid

adjective

  • (of a substance) resembling melanin.

    • ‘Characteristic red reverse pigment, although often discoloured by the presence of the diffusible melanoid pigment is also produced on Lactritmel agar and other pigment stimulating media.’
    • ‘Captive breeding has created several colour variants including albino, leucistic, golden-albino, olive, melanoid, melanoid-albino and pied examples.’

Pronunciation

melanoid

/ˈmɛlənɔɪd/