allophore

noun
al·lo·phore
plural -s

Definition of allophore 

: a chromatophore containing an alcohol-soluble red pigment that occurs in the skins of fishes, amphibia, and reptiles

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First Known Use of allophore

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allophore

all- + -phore

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