guanophore

noun gua·no·phore \ˈgwänəˌfō(ə)r\

Definition of guanophore

plural

-s

  1. :  a chromatophore that is characterized by pale granules or iridescent crystals of guanine and occurs notably in the skin of fishes and reptiles :  leucophore, iridophore

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Origin and Etymology of guanophore

guano- (from guanine) + -phore


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