eumelanosome


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mel·a·no·some

(mel'ă-nō-sōm'),
The generally oval pigment granule (0.2 by 0.6 mcm) produced by melanocytes.
Synonym(s): eumelanosome
[melano- + G. sōma, body]

eumelanosome

pigment granules containing eumelanin, produced within cells by melanosomes.
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Unlike normal black skin where the melanocytes contain mostly mature eumelanosomes, melanocytes in OCA3 skin contain both eumelanosomes and phaeomelanosomes at various stages of melanisation.
Cigar-shaped eumelanosomes hold a black pigment called melanin, he notes, and egg-shaped or near-spherical phaeomelanosomes contain pigments ranging from reddish brown through yellow.