Definition of Melanosome

1. Noun. (biology) Any organelle that contains melanin. ¹



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Definition of Melanosome

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melanosome

1. Membrane bounded organelle found in melanocytes, when melanin synthesis is active internal structure is characteristic, containing melanofilaments that have a periodicity of around 9nm and are arranged in parallel arrays. Mature melanosomes, in which the filamentous structure is masked by the dense accumulation of melanin, are transferred to keratinocytes. Origin: Gr. Soma = body (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanosome

melanophore-expanding principle
melanophores
melanoplakia
melanoprotein
melanopsin
melanorrhagia
melanorrhoea
melanos
melanoscope
melanoses
melanosis
melanosis circumscripta precancerosa
melanosis coli
melanosis corii degenerativa
melanosity
melanosome (current term)
melanosomes
melanosperm
melanosperms
melanostatin
melanostibite
melanotekite
melanothallite
melanotic
melanotic carcinoma
melanotic freckle
melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy
melanotic pigment
melanotic progonoma
melanotic whitlow

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