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melanoblast

[muh-lan-uh-blast, mel-uh-nuh-]
noun Biology.
  1. an undifferentiated cell that develops into a melanophore or melanocyte.
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Origin of melanoblast

First recorded in 1900–05; melano- + -blast
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melanoblast

(mĕlə-nō-blăst′, mə-lănə-)
n.
  1. A precursor cell of a melanocyte or melanophore.
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Related formsmel′a•no•blastic adj.
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