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Medical illustration showing the melanocytes (in yellow) at the epidermis of the skin in section and the root of the hair. Zoom of the epidermis (top right), melanocytes, located at the level of the basal layer , are responsible for the color of the skin thanks to melanin, a pigment synthesized by melanocytes that migrate into skin cells (keratinocytes). Zoom hair (lower right), melanocytes are at the level of the hair matrix.
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