Melanocytes

Melanocytes: Mammalian pigment cells that produce Melanins, pigments found mainly in the Epidermis, but also in the eyes and the hair, by a process called melanogenesis. Coloration can be altered by the number of melanocytes or the amount of pigment produced and stored in the organelles called Melanosomes. The large non-mammalian melanin-containing cells are called Melanophores.1

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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