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[muh-lan-uh-fawr, -fohr, mel-uh-nuh-] /məˈlæn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈmɛl ə nə-/

noun, Biology.
a pigmented connective-tissue cell containing melanin in its cytoplasm, responsible for color changes in many fishes and reptiles.

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


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