melanophore etymology

English word melanophore comes from English -phore (Bearer, carrier or conveyor.), English melano- (Melanin.)

Detailed word origin of melanophore

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phore English (eng) Bearer, carrier or conveyor.
melano- English (eng) Melanin.
melanophore English (eng) (biology) A cell containing melanin or other black pigment, such as are found in fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

Words with the same origin as melanophore

Descendants of -phore
adenophorous androphore carpophore chromophore electrophore gametophore iodophor luminophore mechanophore myophore necrophore nectophore odontophore onomatophore oophore oöphore phagophore pharmacophore photophore pogonophore polyphore rhinophoral semantophore siderophore zygophore
Descendants of melano-
eumelanosome melanoblast melanocratic melanocyte melanoderma melanofilament melanogen melanoid melanolysosome melanoma melanomacrophage melanophage melanoprotein melanopsin melanosarcoma melanosis melanosomal melanosome melanotubule melanous melanuria pheomelanosome