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melanistic
(english) Characterized by an unusual development of black or nearly black coloration in the skin; as a species trait, as an individual variant, or as one of several color patterns a species can normally assume under the proper circumstances. (See also: melanophore, chromatophore, trait)
mélanique
(french) Caractérisé par un développement exceptionnel d'une coloration noire, ou presque noire, de la peau ; caractère spécifique, variante individuelle, ou patron de couleurs variées que l’espèce peut normalement adopter dans des circonstances particulières. (See also: melanophore, chromatophore, trait)
melânico
(portuguese) Caracterizado pelo desenvolvimento anormal da coloração negra na pele. (See also: melanophore, chromatophore, trait)

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