melanotic

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melanotic  

MEDSPEAK adjective Black, very dark brown

Melanotic refers to melanin; melenic refers to melena. When referring to darkened stool, melenic is the correct adjective; in practice, however, the terms are used interchangeably, with melanotic being increasingly preferred. 

Reference http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-melanotic-stools.htm#did-you-know

 

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