chromatophore

noun chro·mato·phore \ krō-ˈma-tə-ˌfȯr , krə- \

Definition of chromatophore

1 :a pigment-bearing cell; especially :one of the cells of an animal integument capable of causing integumentary color changes by expanding or contracting
2 :the organelle of photosynthesis in photosynthetic bacteria (such as the cyanobacteria); broadly :chromoplast, chloroplast

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chromatophore

noun chro·mato·phore \ krō-ˈmat-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, krə-, -ˌfȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of chromatophore

1 :a pigment-bearing cell especially in the skin
2 :the organelle of photosynthesis in photosynthetic bacteria (as the cyanobacteria) :chromoplast, chloroplast

chromatophoric

play \-ˌmat-ə-ˈfōr-ik, -ˈfȯr-\ adjective

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