Definition of Pheomelanin

1. Noun. A brown pigment produced by melanocytes ¹



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Medical Definition of Pheomelanin

1. A type of melanin found in red hair; it contains sulfur and is alkali-soluble; elevated levels are found in the rufous type of oculocutaneous albinism. Compare: eumelanin. Origin: G. Phaios, dusky, + melos (melan-), black (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pheomelanin

phenyltropane
phenyltropanes
phenyramidol hydrochloride
phenytoin
phenytoins
pheo-
pheochrome
pheochrome cell
pheochromoblast
pheochromoblastoma
pheochromocyte
pheochromocytoma
pheochromocytomas
pheochromocytomata
pheomelanic
pheomelanin (current term)
pheomelanogenesis
pheomelanosome
pheomelanosomes
pheon
pheonix
pheons
pheophytin
pheophytins
phereses
pheresis
pheromonal
pheromones
pheromonic

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