OBO ID: GO:0006582
Term Name: melanin metabolic process Search Ontology:
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  • melanin metabolism
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom.
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