melanosome etymology

English word melanosome comes from English -some, English melano- (Melanin.)

Detailed word origin of melanosome

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-some English (eng) Characterized by some specific condition or quality. Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members A body A chromosome.
melano- English (eng) Melanin.
melanosome English (eng) (biology) Any organelle that contains melanin.

Words with the same origin as melanosome

Descendants of -some
awesome awesomely awesomeness bothersome burdensome clawsome cumbersome dumb sauce fearsome floatsome foursome leafsome lifesome lonesome meddlesome ogglesome oxysome pitysome quarrelsome selfsome tiresome troublesome wandersome wearisome worrisome
Descendants of melano-
eumelanosome melanoblast melanocratic melanocyte melanoderma melanofilament melanogen melanoid melanolysosome melanoma melanomacrophage melanophage melanophore melanoprotein melanopsin melanosarcoma melanosis melanosomal melanotubule melanous melanuria pheomelanosome