Definition of melanoderm in US English:

melanoderm

noun

Anthropology
  • A member of a dark-skinned people.

adjective

Anthropology
  • Designating or belonging to a dark-skinned people; melanodermic.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940), anthropologist. From melano- + -derm. With the adjective compare earlier melanodermic.

Pronunciation

melanoderm

/ˈmɛlənə(ʊ)dəːm/