Definition of Melanoblast

1. Noun. An epidermal cell that is a precursor of a melanocyte.

Generic synonyms: Epidermal Cell



Definition of Melanoblast

1. Noun. The precursor cell of a melanocyte. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melanoblast

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melanoblast

1. A cell derived from the neural crest; it migrates to various parts of the body early in embryonic life, and then becomes a mature melanocyte capable of forming melanin. Origin: melano-+ G. Blastos, germ, sprout (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanoblast

melanistic
melanists
melanite
melanites
melanitic
melanization
melanizations
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melanized
melanizes
melanizing
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melanoacanthoma
melanoameloblastoma
melanoblast (current term)
melanoblastoma
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melanochroi
melanochroic
melanochroite
melanochroites
melanocomous
melanocortin
melanocortins
melanocyte
melanocyte-stimulating hormone
melanocytes
melanocytic

Literary usage of Melanoblast

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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"... although the round shape, loss of prickles, and retraction of cytoplasm identify the nature of the cell as a melanoblast. Kreibich looks upon the vacuo- ..."

2. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"... have led Ehrmann and Ribbert to maintain the origin from the highly specialized mesodermal cell, the melanoblast or chromato- phore, and to attribute ..."

3. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"The type cell is the melanoblast or pigment cell which occurs (a) in the skin and in the mucous membranes derived from it, (b) in the iris and choroid of ..."

4. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1918)
"Bloch, therefore, can not see his way to accept as absolutely proved the teaching of Kreibich that "the melanoblast is ..."

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