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melanic

[me′lan·ik]
(geology)
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The melanic areas on the pronota of the females were more intense than those corresponding areas on males (t = -2.33, P < 0.05, Fig.
Sargent (1985) suggested that some melanic moths may be adapted to exploit white backgrounds that are variegated with black, rather than the uniformly dark backgrounds suggested by the traditional explanation of industrial melanism (Kettlewell 1958a).
Male SAP triangular, with melanic ornament on at least the proximal part.
An apparently melanic Hairy Woodpecker from New Mexico.
See generally Melanic Blackless et al., How Sexually Dimorphic Are We?
The soils were, according to the New Zealand Soil Classification (Hewitt 1998; USDA Classification in parentheses), Recent Gley (Aquent) and Pallic (Fragiochrept) soils of poor structural stability and Brown (Dystrochrept) and Melanic (Rendoll) soils of good structural stability.
We'll use one of the "textbook examples": the change in the melanic (dark) morph of the peppered moth (Biston betula).
Melanic Gameng, direct sales and marketing manager, watches over the database tracking shipments to winery customers located in 30 states.
(11.) Melanic Sill, Why We're Naming the Accuser, NEWS & OBSERVER EDITORS' BLOG, Apr.