The most abundant type of human melanin, found in brown and black skin and hair; cross-linked polymers of 5,6-dihydroxyindoles, usually linked to proteins; levels are decreased in certain types of albinism.

Origin: eu-+ G. Melos (melan-), black

(05 Mar 2000)

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