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

noun Biology.

an undifferentiated cell that develops into a melanophore or melanocyte.


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Origin of melanoblast

First recorded in 1900–05; melano- + -blast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for melanoblast

[ mĕlə-nō-blăst′, mə-lănə- ]


A precursor cell of a melanocyte or melanophore.

Other words from melanoblast

mel′a•no•blastic adj.
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