Medical Term:

melanophore

Pronunciation: mel′ă-nō-fōr′

Definition: A dermal pigment cell that does not secrete its pigment granules but participates in rapid color changes by intracellular aggregation and dispersal of melanosomes; it is well developed in fish, amphibians, and reptiles, but absent in humans.

[melano- + G. phoros, bearing]

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