melanoblast

noun
me·​la·​no·​blast | \ mə-ˈla-nə-ˌblast How to pronounce melanoblast (audio) , ˈme-lə-nō-\

Definition of melanoblast

: a cell that is a precursor of a melanocyte or melanophore

First Known Use of melanoblast

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for melanoblast

borrowed from German Melanoblast, from melano- melano- + -blast -blast

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melanoblast

noun
me·​la·​no·​blast | \ mə-ˈlan-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce melanoblast (audio) , ˈmel-ə-nō- How to pronounce melanoblast (audio) \

Medical Definition of melanoblast

: a cell that is a precursor of a melanocyte or melanophore — compare melanocyte

Other Words from melanoblast

melanoblastic \ mə-​ˌlan-​ə-​ˈblas-​tik How to pronounce melanoblastic (audio) , ˌmel-​ə-​nō-​ How to pronounce melanoblastic (audio) \ adjective

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