name: pigment cell differentiation
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def: "The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires the specialized features of a pigmented cell, such as a melanocyte." [GOC:dgh]
comment: Note that the chromatophore mentioned here is distinct from the pigment bearing structure found in certain photosynthetic bacteria and cyanobacteria. It is also different from the plant chromoplast, which is also sometimes called a chromatophore.
synonym: "chromatophore differentiation" EXACT 
synonym: "pigmented cell differentiation" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0030154 ! cell differentiation
relationship: part_of: GO:0048066 ! developmental pigmentation
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