Blackening and Blackness

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47. Blackening and Blackness

See also 110. DARKNESS .

denigration
literally, blackening; commonly, the sullying or defaming of a person, organization, or institution. denigrator , n.
melanism
a darkening caused by an unusually high amount of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.
melanosis
abnormal production and presence of melanin, a black pigment, in the body tissues. melanotic , adj.
melanosity
darkness or blackness of eyes, hair, or complexion.
nigrescence
the process of becoming black; blackness, as of the skin. nigrescent , adj.
nigritude
the condition of being black; blackness.
phaeism
an intermediate darkening of the skin, hair, and eyes, of insufficient degree to be called melanism.