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pseudomelanosis

Pronunciation: su'do-mel'a-no'sis

Definition: A dark greenish or blackish postmortem discoloration of the surface of the abdominal viscera, resulting from the action of sulfureted hydrogen on the iron of disintegrated hemoglobin.

[pseudo- + G. melas, black]

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