melanian definition

  • noun:
    • among a household of freshwater pectinibranchiate mollusks with a turret-shaped shell.
    • One of a family of fresh-water pectinibranchiate mollusks, having a turret-shaped shell.
    • A member of the family Melaniid√¶.
  • others:
    • with respect to the Melaniid√¶, or having their particular figures.
    • In anthropology, used as the equivalent of Negrito and also of Negroid.
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