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Meaning of melanophore

me•lan•o•phore

Pronunciation: (mu-lan'u-fôr", -fōr", mel'u-nu-), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. a pigmented connective-tissue cell containing melanin in its cytoplasm, responsible for color changes in many fishes and reptiles.
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