Chromatophore meaning

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Any of several types of pigment cells, especially one found in a fish, amphibian, or reptile.
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A multicellular organ in cephalopods that contains pigment cells.
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A specialized pigment-bearing organelle in certain photosynthetic bacteria.
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A special animal cell, usually dermal, that contains pigment granules: it is often capable of expansion and contraction in such a manner that the skin color changes, as in the chameleon.
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A plastid containing chlorophyll or other pigments.
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Any of several types of pigment cells, especially one found in a fish, amphibian, or reptile.
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A multicellular organ in cephalopods that contains pigment cells.
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A specialized pigment-bearing organelle in certain photosynthetic bacteria.
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A pigment-bearing cell or structure found in certain fish, reptiles, cephalopods, and other animals.

Cuttlefish skin contains chromatophores that enable it to change color.

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Origin of chromatophore

  • chromato- (“color”) +‎ -phore (“bearer”)
    From Wiktionary