Dictionary » M » Melanoblasts

Melanoblasts

melanoblast

A cell derived from the neural crest; it migrates to various parts of the body early in embryonic life, and then becomes a mature melanocyte capable of forming melanin.

Origin: melano-_ G. Blastos, germ, sprout


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,487 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link