Another posts

faw definition namer definition inertial frame definition tower of london definition prorogate definition screamed synonyms carus definition eudaemonic definition side street definition righteous chief of the batswanas define egyptian cobra special weapons and tactics squad invigor definition spode definition ing suffix definition physiological states haughtily aloof parceled out diplomatically definition florence flask definition salax cream asperous definition somnambulate meaning tight knit definition hooky player passing comment dilection definition to that end definition what does conjuring up mean khyber pass definition

Melanistic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Melanistic mĕl`ȧ*nĭs"tĭk Affected with melanism; of the nature of melanism.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • melanistic Affected with melanism; abnormally dark in color. Also melanotic.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

I believed then, and my opinion has since been strengthened, that it is a partially melanistic phase of the ordinary yellow tiger.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
Melanistic specimens are rarer still, and I have seen but one, which was caught in Lodi Township in 1875.
"The Mammals of Washtenaw County, Michigan" by Norman Wood
Melanistic tendencies in this species have been discussed by Anderson (1960:64), who examined the specimen from Tzitzio.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
One melanistic individual was taken one mile northeast of Whitehorse on July 11.
"Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway" by Rollin H. Baker
Abnormal white-spotting dorsally occurs as does yellow and melanistic coat color.
"North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)" by Philip H. Krutzsch
***

In news:

It's a bit smaller than some of the melanistic squirrels, and its tail is somewhat stringy.
***