Medical Definition of Melanodendrocyte

1. Special cells in the skin and the eye that synthesise melanin pigments. Clusters of melanocytes often appear on the skin as moles. In fish and reptiles, the pigments are stored in melanosomes (chromatophores) that can be redistributed in the cytoplasm to change pigment patterns. Synonym: melanodendrocyte. Origin: melano-+ G. + kytos, a hollow (cell) (29 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanodendrocyte

melanocarcinoma
melanochroi
melanochroic
melanochroite
melanochroites
melanocomous
melanocortin
melanocortins
melanocyte
melanocyte-stimulating hormone
melanocytes
melanocytic
melanocytoma
melanocytosis
melanocytotic
melanodendrocyte (current term)
melanoderma
melanoderma chloasma
melanodermatitis
melanodermic
melanogaster
melanogasters
melanogen
melanogenaemia
melanogeneses
melanogenesis
melanogenetic
melanogenic
melanoglossia
melanogogue

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