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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mel'a-no-blast'

Definition: 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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