melanocyte

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n melanocyte a cell in the basal layer of the epidermis that produces melanin under the control of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average square inch of skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes, and during the summer months, six or seven mosquito bites.
    • n melanocyte In pathology, a lymphocyte, or wandering amœboid cell, containing dark pigment-granules.
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Usage


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Intradermal melanocytic nevus of the external auditory canal.
Intradermal melanocytic nevi are usually asymptomatic, but a patient with such a lesion in the external auditory canal can present with aural obstruction and conductive deafness.
Intradermal melanocytic nevus of the external auditory canal .
Human Epidermal Melanocytes for Cosmetic and Dermal Studies.
Intradermal melanocytic nevus of the external auditory canal.
Intradermal melanocytic nevi are usually asymptomatic, but a patient with such a lesion in the external auditory canal can present with aural obstruction and conductive deafness.
Melanoma skin cancer starts in the cells that produce skin coloring, the melanocytes.
Melanoma skin cancer starts in the cells that produce skin coloring, the melanocytes.
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