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phe·o·mel·a·nin

(fē’ō-mel’ă-nin),

A type of melanin found in red hair; it contains sulfur and is alkali soluble; elevated levels are found in the rufous typeof oculocutaneous albinism. Compare: eumelanin.
[G. phaios, dusky, + melas (melan-), black]