melanogen

noun
me·​la·​no·​gen | \ mə-ˈlan-ə-jən How to pronounce melanogen (audio) , ˈmel-ə-nō-ˌjen How to pronounce melanogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of melanogen

: a precursor of melanin

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