pheomelanosome

phe·o·mel·a·no·some

(fē'ō-mel'ă-nō-sōm),
A spheric melanosome of pheomelanin in red hair.

pheomelanosome

brown-colored melanosome producing pheomelanin.
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7 [micro]m diameter) pheomelanosomes that are composed of a loosely aggregated and disordered glycoprotein matrix (Sturm et al.