Term: melanocyte melanoma
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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: melanoma
Synonyms: melanosarcoma, melanosarcoma, malignant melanoma
Definition: Tumor of neurectodermal origin, usually melanocytes, showing dense deposition of melanin granules, although amelanotic melanomas have been reported. (M-8720/3).
Ontology: MPATH [MPATH:359]