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Medical Term:

premelanosome

Pronunciation: pre-mel'a-no-som

Definition: A nonpigmented membrane-bound vesicle in a melanocyte that contains tyrosine and matures into the melanin-filled melanosome; prominent in melanocytes of albinos.

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