Definition of melanocyte in English:

melanocyte

Syllabification: me·lan·o·cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈmelənəˌsīt, məˈlanō-
 
/

noun

Physiology
  • A mature melanin-forming cell, typically in the skin.
    More example sentences
    • Moles are usually harmless collections of pigmented cells called melanocytes on your skin.
    • The most widespread type of melanin is responsible for skin colour; the melanocytes, deep in the epidermis, make it, and transfer it into the keratin cell layer of the skin.
    • Freckles are spots of increased pigment, produced by cells called melanocytes, which make melanin (the substance that gives skin its color).

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