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melanosome

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

First recorded in 1935–40; melano- + -some3
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melanosome in Medicine

melanosome

(mĕlə-nō-sōm′, mə-lăn′ə-)
n.
  1. Any of the usually oval pigment granules that are produced by melanocytes.
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