melanophore

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

Definition of melanophore

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

First Known Use of melanophore

1903


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melanophore

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

Medical Definition of melanophore

  1. :  a chromatophore especially of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles that contains melanin :  a black or brown pigment cell

melanophoric

\-ˌlan-ə-ˈfōr-ik, -ˈfȯr-\play adjective

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