melanoblast
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1901 a cell that is a precursor of a melanocyte or melanophore

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  • melanoblast — MELANOBLÁST s.n. (biol.) Melanocit. [< fr. mélanoblaste]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  MELANOBLÁST s. n. celulă care produce melanină. (< fr. mélanoblaste) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • melanoblast — [mel′ə nō blast΄, mə lan′əblast΄] n. a cell that develops into either a melanocyte or a melanophore …   English World dictionary

  • Melanoblast — A melanoblast is a precursor cell of a melanocyte. These cells migrate from the trunk neural crest cells (in terms of axial level from neck to posterior end) dorsolaterally between the ectoderm and dorsal surface of the somites. See also… …   Wikipedia

  • Melanoblast — Melanocyt und Melanin. Melanocyten (auch Melanozyten) sind die Pigmentzellen der Haut und liegen dort in der Basalzellschicht der Epidermis und den Haarfollikeln. Sie synthetisieren Melanin und geben dieses in Form von sogenannten Melanosomen an… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • melanoblast — /meuh lan euh blast , mel euh neuh /, n. Biol. an undifferentiated cell that develops into a melanophore or melanocyte. [1900 05; MELANO + BLAST] * * * …   Universalium

  • melanoblast — noun The precursor cell of a melanocyte …   Wiktionary

  • melanoblast — 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] …   Medical dictionary

  • melanoblast — n. (Biology, Anatomy) immature melanocyte (cell containing melanin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • melanoblast — melano·blast …   English syllables

  • melanoblast — noun an epidermal cell that is a precursor of a melanocyte • Hypernyms: ↑epidermal cell * * * /meuh lan euh blast , mel euh neuh /, n. Biol. an undifferentiated cell that develops into a melanophore or melanocyte. [1900 05; MELANO + BLAST] …   Useful english dictionary

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