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Term: melanocyte developmental pigmentation
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: melanocyte
Synonyms: melanophore
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: developmental pigmentation
Synonyms: pigmentation during development
Definition: The developmental process that results in the deposition of coloring matter in an organism, tissue or cell.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0048066]   QuickGO   AmiGO