epidermal-melanin unit


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epidermal-melanin unit

an association of one melanocyte with several surrounding epidermal keratinocytes, presumably one that favors the transfer of melanin granules from the melanocyte to the keratinocytes.
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ep·i·der·mal-mel·a·nin u·nit

(ep'i-dĕr'măl-mel'ă-nin yū'nit)
An association of one melanocyte with several surrounding epidermal keratinocytes, presumably one that favors the transfer of melanin granules from the melanocyte to the keratinocytes.
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