melanocyte etymology

English word melanocyte comes from English -cyte, English melano- (Melanin.)

Detailed word origin of melanocyte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cyte English (eng) Used to form cell names and classifications for mature cells.
melano- English (eng) Melanin.
melanocyte English (eng) A cell in the skin that produces the pigment melanin.

Words with the same origin as melanocyte

Descendants of -cyte
adipocyte cholangiocytic chondrocyte coelomocyte corneocyte degmacyte dendrocyte enterocytic ependymocyte gonocyte hemocyte hepatocyte histiocytic histocyte lactocyte lipocyte lymphocyte lymphocytic macrocyte necrocyte pinacocyte plasmacyte solenocyte tenocyte trophocyte
Descendants of melano-
eumelanosome melanoblast melanocratic melanoderma melanofilament melanogen melanoid melanolysosome melanoma melanomacrophage melanophage melanophore melanoprotein melanopsin melanosarcoma melanosis melanosomal melanosome melanotubule melanous melanuria pheomelanosome