Term: retinal pigmented epithelium melanosome
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Name: retinal pigmented epithelium
Synonyms: pigmented epithelium, pigmented retina, pigmented retinal epithelium, PRE, RPE
Definition: A monolayer of pigmented epithelium covering the neural retina; develops from the outer of the two layers of the optic cup.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000144]
Name: melanosome
Synonyms:
Definition: A tissue-specific, membrane-bounded cytoplasmic organelle within which melanin pigments are synthesized and stored. Melanosomes are synthesized in melanocyte cells.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0042470]   QuickGO   AmiGO