noun me·la·no·phore \mə-ˈla-nə-ˌfr, ˈme-lə-nə-\

Definition of MELANOPHORE

:  a melanin-containing cell especially of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles

First Known Use of MELANOPHORE

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noun me·la·no·phore \mə-ˈlan-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, ˈmel-ə-nə-, -ˌf(ə)r\

Medical Definition of MELANOPHORE

:  a chromatophore especially of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles that contains melanin :  a black or brown pigment cell
me·la·no·phor·ic \-ˌlan-ə-ˈfōr-ik, -ˈfr-\ adjective


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