melanogen


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melanogen

[mə′lan·ə·jən]
(biochemistry)
A colorless precursor of melanin.
References in periodicals archive ?
Meitei, "Nigella sativa seed extract and its bioactive compound thymoquinone: The new melanogens causing hyperpigmentation in the wall lizard melanophores," Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, vol.