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What is Melanin? - Definition, Production & Function

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In terms of melanin, a mole is also known as a:

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1. Cells that produce melanin are called:

2. Eumelanin is the most common form of melanin and is ______ in color.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of melanin in this quiz/worksheet. You will also be asked to identify the term for mole and explain the role of melanocytes in relation to melanin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested on:

  • Identifying the term for mole
  • Explaining the relationship between melanocytes and melanin
  • Describing how the number of melanocytes affects melanin

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about skin color in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define melanocyte
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding melanin production
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about melanocytes

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled What is Melanin? - Definition, Production & Function to learn more about your skin. This lesson covers:

  • An overview of melanin
  • Production and function of melanin
  • Issues related to the expression of melanin
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