chromatophoric

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  • chromatophoric — adj. pertaining to cells containing pigment (Zoology, Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chromatophoric — chro·mato·phor·ic …   English syllables

  • chromatophoric — adjective see chromatophore …   Useful english dictionary

  • chromatophore — chromatophoric /kreuh mat euh fawr ik, for ik, kroh meuh teuh /, chromatophorous /kroh meuh tof euhr euhs/, adj. /kreuh mat euh fawr , fohr , kroh meuh teuh /, n. 1. Zool. a cell containing pigment, esp. one that through contraction and expansion …   Universalium

  • coloration — colorational, adj. colorationally, adv. /kul euh ray sheuhn/, n. appearance with regard to color arrangement or use of colors; coloring: the bold coloration of some birds. [1605 15; COLOR + ATION] * * * ▪ biology Introduction       in biology,… …   Universalium

  • chromatophore — /ˈkroʊmətəfɔ/ (say krohmuhtuhfaw) noun 1. Zoology one of many pigmented bodies or cells in the skin which by movement of pigment, as through contraction and expansion, produce a temporary change in the shade or colour of the skin, as in many… …   Australian English dictionary

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