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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mel·a·nin /ˈmɛlənən/
 黑色素

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mel·a·nin /ˈmɛlənən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mel·a·nin n.  Physiol. A black pigment found in the pigment-bearing cells of the skin (particularly in the skin of the negro), in the epithelial cells of the external layer of the retina (then called fuscin), in the outer layer of the choroid, and elsewhere. It is supposed to be derived from the decomposition of hemoglobin.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 melanin
      n : insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin
          and scales and feathers