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 (mĕl′ə-nō-blăst′, mə-lăn′ə-)
A precursor cell of a melanocyte or melanophore.

mel′a·no·blas′tic adj.
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(Physiology) a cell that develops into a melanocyte
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Noun1.melanoblast - an epidermal cell that is a precursor of a melanocyte
epidermal cell - any of the cells making up the epidermis
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Some suggest that these neoplasms arise either from the Schwann cells of the gastrointestinal tract or from the neural crest melanoblastic cells, which migrate to the distal ileum through the omphalomesenteric canal [6].