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Melanocytes are cells in the outer layer of skin (epidermis) that produce melanin. Melanin gives skin its tan or brown color.
Current as of: April 1, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology