melanoblast

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noun me·la·no·blast \mə-ˈla-nə-ˌblast, ˈme-lə-nō-\

Definition of melanoblast

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

Origin and Etymology of melanoblast

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1901


Medical Dictionary

melanoblast

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noun me·la·no·blast \mə-ˈlan-ə-ˌblast, ˈmel-ə-nō-\

Medical Definition of melanoblast

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

melanoblastic

\mə-ˌlan-ə-ˈblas-tik, ˌmel-ə-nō-\play play adjective

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