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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Last Revised October 12, 2012

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Last Updated: October 12, 2012
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