Teleost melanophore

teleost melanophore

(Science: pathology) large stellate cell found in the epidermis of fish. Cytoplasmic pigment granules (containing melanin) can be centrally located or rapidly dispersed, using a microtubule associated system. Altering the granule distribution changes the colour of the skin.

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