chromatophore

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chro·mat·o·phore

 (krō-măt′ə-fôr′)
n.
1. Any of several types of pigment cells, especially one found in a fish, amphibian, or reptile.
2. A multicellular organ in cephalopods that contains pigment cells.
3. A specialized pigment-bearing organelle in certain photosynthetic bacteria.

chromatophore

(ˈkrəʊmətəˌfɔː)
n
1. (Zoology) a cell in the skin of frogs, chameleons, etc, in which pigment is concentrated or dispersed, causing the animal to change colour
2. (Botany) another name for chromoplast
ˌchromatoˈphoric, chromatophorous adj

chro•mat•o•phore

(krəˈmæt əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

n.
1. a cell containing pigment, esp. one that produces a temporary color, as in cuttlefishes.
2. one of the colored plastids in plant cells.
[1860–65]
chro•mat`o•phor′ic (-ˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-) chro•ma•toph•or•ous (ˌkroʊ məˈtɒf ər əs) adj.
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When Siamese fighting fish encounter certain stressful or threatening environmental conditions, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, the erythrophores change appearance.
alalunga consistently had more erythrophores on the dorsal edge of the trunk and tail in front of the caudal peduncle than did T.
99 40 30 10 Table 9 Number of erythrophores on the body of Thunnus thynnus larvae and juveniles.