ommochrome

noun
om·​mo·​chrome | \ˈäməˌkrōm\

Definition of ommochrome 

: any of various pigments derived from tryptophan and found especially in the eyes of insects

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History and Etymology for ommochrome

ommo- (from Greek omma eye) + -chrome

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