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Introduction: Melanocyte

Description of Melanocyte

Melanocyte: A cell in the skin and eyes that produces and contains the pigment called melanin.
Source: National Institute of Health

Melanocyte: dendritic pigment cells of the epidermis that synthesize tyrosinase, and within their melanosomes the pigment melanin is synthesized; they control long term morphological skin color changes.
Source: CRISP

Melanocyte: Mammalian pigment cells that produce MELANINS, pigments found mainly in the EPIDERMIS, but also in the eyes and the hair, by a process called melanogenesis. Coloration can be altered by the number of melanocytes or the amount of pigment produced and stored in the organelles called MELANOSOMES. The large non-mammalian melanin-containing cells are called MELANOPHORES.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

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