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melanophore


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A type of melanocyte that occurs especially in the skin of poikilothermic vertebrates. The cell's contractile properties allow rapid internal translocation of melanosomes, thereby bringing about rapid adaptive changes in the skin coloration of such creatures.

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Subjects: Chemistry.


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