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melanosome

[muh-lan-uh-sohm, mel-uh-nuh-] /məˈlæn əˌsoʊm, ˈmɛl ə nə-/
noun, Cell Biology.
1.
an organelle in melanocytes that synthesizes and stores melanin.
Origin of melanosome
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; melano- + -some3
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melanosome in Medicine

melanosome mel·a·no·some (měl'ə-nō-sōm', mə-lān'ə-)
n.
Any of the usually oval pigment granules that are produced by melanocytes.

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