from The Century Dictionary.
- Properly, affected with melanosis; melanic; melanoid.
- In zoology, same as
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- adjective Melanistic.
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- adjective Relating to
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The melanotic matter is easily effaced by washing, while the other is removed with difficulty.
He makes a distinction between melanotic and pulmonary matter.
 It is proved, from the difference in the chemical character possessed by the melanotic matter, as compared with the matter found in the lungs of miners.
He found that the melanotic matter was composed almost entirely of albumen, while the black pulmonary matter found in the bronchial glands contains a great quantity of carbon and hydrogen, and also that these colouring matters have other distinguishing characters.
They were, therefore, usually supposed to belong to the class of melanotic formations, from presenting, as their distinguishing feature, a greater or less degree of blackness.
In the course of the post-mortem examination, there was discovered, in the lower and lateral part of the right pleura, a cyst containing about an ounce of semi-fluid melanotic matter; and also the morbid secretion presented the stratified appearance described by Dr Carswell in his article upon Melanosis, extending over the inferior half of the costal pleura and the corresponding part of the diaphragm.
-- This condition occurs upon rare occasions as the result of injury such as falls which cause extreme abduction of the legs, or in pelvic fracture where the nerve is directly injured, or when melanotic tumors or other new growths compress the nerve in such manner that its function is suspended.
-- While paralysis of the femoral nerve, also known as "dropped stifle" occurs as a result of local injuries and melanotic tumors in gray horses, most cases are due to azoturia.
Hip lameness may also be provoked by melanotic or other tumors.
There exists a marked chemical distinction between the melanotic and the carbonaceous matter; and the anatomical situation of the two is also different.