melanocyte definition

  • noun:
    • An epidermal cell capable of synthesizing melanin.
    • A cell when you look at the epidermis that creates the pigment melanin.
    • In pathology, a lymphocyte, or wandering amœboid cell, containing dark pigment-granules.
    • a cell when you look at the basal level of epidermis that creates melanin beneath the control of the melanocyte-stimulating hormones

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