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Melanocyte

Melanocytes are cells in the outer layer of skin (epidermis) that produce melanin. Melanin gives skin its tan or brown color.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Last RevisedOctober 12, 2012

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Last Updated: October 12, 2012
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