melanophore


melanophore

noun Biology.

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

n.

  1. A pigment cell that contains melanin, especially as found in the skin of amphibians and reptiles.

  1. A pigmented cell that contains melanin, found especially in the skin of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles.

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