melanophore

melanophore

[muh-lan-uh-fawr, -fohr, mel-uh-nuh-]
noun Biology.
a pigmented connective-tissue cell containing melanin in its cytoplasm, responsible for color changes in many fishes and reptiles.

Origin:
1900–05; melano- + -phore

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melanophore mel·a·no·phore (měl'ə-nə-fôr', mə-lān'ə-)
n.
A pigment cell that contains melanin, especially as found in the skin of amphibians and reptiles.

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melanophore   (měl'ə-nə-fôr', mə-lān'ə-)  Pronunciation Key 
A pigmented cell that contains melanin, found especially in the skin of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles.
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