melanocyte

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noun me·la·no·cyte \mə-ˈla-nə-ˌsīt, ˈme-lə-nō-\

Definition of melanocyte

  1. :  an epidermal cell that produces melanin

Origin and Etymology of melanocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1890


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melanocyte

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

Medical Definition of melanocyte

  1. :  an epidermal cell that produces melanin—compare melanoblast


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