melanoblast

[ muh-lan-uh-blast, mel-uh-nuh- ]
/ məˈlæn əˌblæst, ˈmɛl ə nə- /

noun Biology.

an undifferentiated cell that develops into a melanophore or melanocyte.

Origin of melanoblast

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

melanoblast

[ mĕlə-nō-blăst′, mə-lănə- ]

n.

A precursor cell of a melanocyte or melanophore.

Related forms

mel′a•no•blastic adj.
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