melanosis coli

melanosis coli
melanosis co·li -'kō-.lī n dark brownish black pigmentation of the mucous membrane of the colon due to the deposition of pigment in macrophages

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black or brown discoloration of the mucous membrane of the colon due to pigment from certain cathartics that has leaked into the lamina propria.

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