melanosome

melanosome

[muh-lan-uh-sohm, mel-uh-nuh-]
noun Cell Biology.
an organelle in melanocytes that synthesizes and stores melanin.

Origin:
1935–40; melano- + -some3

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melanosome mel·a·no·some (měl'ə-nō-sōm', mə-lān'ə-)
n.
Any of the usually oval pigment granules that are produced by melanocytes.

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