melanoblast

melanoblast

[muh-lan-uh-blast, mel-uh-nuh-]
noun Biology.
an undifferentiated cell that develops into a melanophore or melanocyte.

Origin:
1900–05; melano- + -blast

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melanoblast mel·a·no·blast (měl'ə-nō-blāst', mə-lān'ə-)
n.
A precursor cell of a melanocyte or melanophore.


mel'a·no·blas'tic adj.
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