melanaemia definition

  • noun:
    • A morbid condition in that the bloodstream contains black colored pigment, either floating freely or embedded in white-blood cells.
    • A morbid condition in that the blood includes black pigment either drifting easily or imbedded within the white-blood corpuscles.
    • an ailment in which the blood includes irregular-shaped particles of brown or black colored pigment, either swimming free in plasma, or enveloped in leucocytes. Melanæmia is most often caused by severe forms of remittent or periodic temperature.

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