- Melanin-containing organelles found in melanocytes and melanophores.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A tissue-specific, membrane bounded cytoplasmic organelle within which melanin pigments are synthesized and stored. Melanosomes are synthesized in melanocyte cells.
Definition from: Gene Ontology via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A melanin-producing granule in a melanocyte.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.