melanophore

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

Definition of melanophore

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

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1903

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melanophore

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

medical Definition of melanophore

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

melanophoric

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

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