melanocyte

noun me·la·no·cyte \ mə-ˈla-nə-ˌsīt , ˈme-lə-nō- \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of melanocyte

: an epidermal cell that produces melanin

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melanocyte

noun me·la·no·cyte \ mə-ˈlan-ə-ˌsīt , ˈmel-ə-nō- \

medical Definition of melanocyte

: an epidermal cell that produces melanin — compare melanoblast

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