melanocyte

Pronunciation: (meh-LAN-oh-site)

A cell in the skin and eyes that produces and contains the pigment called melanin.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the skin, showing the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. Melanocytes are in the layer of basal cells at the deepest part of the epidermis.Anatomía de la piel que muestra la epidermis y la dermis. Los melanocitos están en la capa de las células basales, en la parte más profunda de la epidermis. Date last modified: 2014-10-28