melanocyte

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me·la·no·cyte

noun \mə-ˈla-nə-ˌsīt, ˈme-lə-nō-\

Definition of MELANOCYTE

:  an epidermal cell that produces melanin

Origin of MELANOCYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1890

me·la·no·cyte

noun \mə-ˈlan-ə-ˌsīt, ˈmel-ə-nō-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MELANOCYTE

: an epidermal cell that produces melanin—compare melanoblast

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