47. Blackening and Blackness
See also 110. DARKNESS .
- literally, blackening; commonly, the sullying or defaming of a person, organization, or institution. — denigrator , n.
- a darkening caused by an unusually high amount of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.
- abnormal production and presence of melanin, a black pigment, in the body tissues. — melanotic , adj.
- darkness or blackness of eyes, hair, or complexion.
- the process of becoming black; blackness, as of the skin. — nigrescent , adj.
- the condition of being black; blackness.
- an intermediate darkening of the skin, hair, and eyes, of insufficient degree to be called melanism.