Term: melanocyte melanosome
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Name: melanocyte
Synonyms: melanophore, ZFA:0001091
Definition: A pigment cell derived from the neural crest. Contains melanin-filled pigment granules, which gives a brown to black appearance.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009091]
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