American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pigment cell that contains melanin, especially as found in the skin of amphibians and reptiles.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large cell which contains dark pigment-granules. Typical examples occur in the common fence-lizard, Anolis, which turns from green to brown.
- n. The dark-brown chromatophore of the algæ.
- melano- + -phore (Wiktionary)
“African clawed frog (Xenopus Laevis) sport unique melanophore (pigment cells) that slowly move across the skin of the animal.”
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