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Introduction: Chromatophore

Description of Chromatophore

Chromatophore: any color-producing cell; do not confuse with CHROMOPHORE, a color- producing chemical group.
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Chromatophore: The large pigment cells of fish, amphibia, reptiles and many invertebrates which actively disperse and aggregate their pigment granules. These cells include MELANOPHORES, erythrophores, xanthophores, leucophores and iridiophores. (In algae, chromatophores refer to CHLOROPLASTS. In phototrophic bacteria chromatophores refer to membranous organelles (BACTERIAL CHROMATOPHORES).).
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