Definition of chromatophore
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Most of the 60 species of glass squid are clear, but deep-sea cockatoo squid also have color-creating chromatophores.
In this period, glass eels lack color-producing cells such as chromatophores and melanophores, says George Burgess, an ichthyologist at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
What's more, its wraith-like appearance is due to a total lack of pigment cells, or chromatophores, which are useless in the dark depths.
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Origin and Etymology of chromatophore
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1859See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of chromatophore
chromatophoric\-ˌmat-ə-ˈfōr-ik, -ˈfȯr-\play adjective
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