Definition of Melanophore

1. Noun. (biology) A cell containing melanin or other black pigment, such as are found in fish, amphibians, and reptiles ¹



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Definition of Melanophore

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melanophore

1. Cell type found in skin of lower vertebrates (amphibian skin, fish scales) that contains granules of the black pigment melanin. The granules can be rapidly redeployed between a dispersed state (which darkens the skin) and concentration at the centre (which lightens it). One of a family of pigmented or light diffracting, coloured cells, known collectively as chromatophores. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanophore

melanoids
melanokeratosis
melanoleukoderma
melanoleukoderma colli
melanoliberin
melanoma
melanoma growth stimulatory activity
melanomas
melanomata
melanomatosis
melanonychia
melanopathy
melanophage
melanophilin
melanophlogite
melanophore (current term)
melanophore-expanding principle
melanophores
melanoplakia
melanoprotein
melanopsin
melanorrhagia
melanorrhoea
melanos
melanoscope
melanoses
melanosis
melanosis circumscripta precancerosa
melanosis coli

Literary usage of Melanophore

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1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1920)
"... melanophore Conn Tissue | VON GELDERN) Plate 9 Str. Corneum Str ... m( melanophore — — Str. Corneum — Str. ..."

2. The American Anatomical Memoirs by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1920)
"One type—the epidermal melanophore—is found in the epithelial covering of the body; the other type—the deep melanophore—lies in or around the deeper ..."

3. I. A Further Study of Variation in the Gopher-snakes of Western North by John Van Denburgh (1920)
"... melanophore Conn Tissue Fat Connective Tissue Layer ... melanophore ^ Str. Corneum — Str Germinal. melanophore ..."

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