melanin catabolic process
name: melanin catabolic process
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of 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.
|GO:0006582||melanin metabolic process|
|GO:0046149||pigment catabolic process|