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photophore

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noun pho·to·phore \ˈfō-tə-ˌfȯr\

Definition of photophore

  1. :  a light-emitting organ; especially :  one of the luminous spots on various marine mostly deep-sea fishes



Origin and Etymology of photophore

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1898


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