[ muh-lan-uh-sohm, mel-uh-nuh- ]
/ məˈlæn əˌsoʊm, ˈmɛl ə nə- /
noun Cell Biology.
an organelle in melanocytes that synthesizes and stores melanin.
Words nearby melanosome
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Medical definitions for melanosome
[ mĕl′ə-nō-sōm′, mə-lăn′ə- ]
Any of the usually oval pigment granules that are produced by melanocytes.
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