a pigmented connective-tissue cell containing melanin in its cytoplasm, responsible for color changes in many fishes and reptiles.
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How to use melanophore in a sentence
The smaller frogs were recently metamorphosed as evidenced by the melanophore deposits above the vent.
Scientific definitions for melanophore
A pigmented cell that contains melanin, found especially in the skin of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles.
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