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melanoblast

 [mel´ah-no-blast″]
a cell that develops into a melanocyte.
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mel·a·no·blast

(mel'ă-nō-blast'),
A cell derived from the neural crest; it migrates to various parts of the body early in embryonic life, and then becomes a mature melanocyte capable of forming melanin.
[melano- + G. blastos, germ, sprout]
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melanoblast

(mĕl′ə-nō-blăst′, mə-lăn′ə-)
n.
A precursor cell of a melanocyte or melanophore.

mel′a·no·blas′tic adj.
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mel·a·no·blast

(mel'ă-nō-blast)
A cell derived from the neural crest, which matures into a melanocyte.
[melano- + G. blastos, germ, sprout]
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