guanophore

noun
gua·​no·​phore | \ ˈgwänəˌfō(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of guanophore

: 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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History and Etymology for guanophore

guano- (from guanine) + -phore

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“Guanophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guanophore. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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