melanophage

[ mĕlə-nə-fāj′, mə-lănə- ]

n.

A histiocyte that contains phagocytized melanin.

Nearby words

  1. melanoleukoderma,
  2. melanoleukoderma colli,
  3. melanoma,
  4. melanomatosis,
  5. melanonychia,
  6. melanophore,
  7. melanoplakia,
  8. melanosis,
  9. melanosis coli,
  10. melanosity


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