leucophore

leucophore
a yellow pigment bearing cell. Also called guanophore or iridocyte

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • leucophore — noun Any chromatophore that shows white in reflected light …   Wiktionary

  • leucophore — leu·co·phore …   English syllables

  • leucophore — ˈlükəˌfō(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary leuc + phore : a white chromatophore compare guanophore …   Useful english dictionary

  • xantholeucophore — |zan(t)(ˌ)thō+ noun Etymology: xanth + leucophore : a leucophore (as of a frog) containing yellow pigment as well as guanine compare xanthophore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chromatophore — Zebrafish chromatophores mediate background adaptation on exposure to dark (top) and light environments (bottom). Chromatophores are pigment containing and light reflecting cells found in amphibians, fish, reptiles, crustaceans, and cephalopods.… …   Wikipedia

  • guanophore — a guanine containing pigment cell. Also called iridocyte or leucophore …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tho — acan·tho·ceph·a·la; acan·tho·ceph·a·li; acan·tho·ce·re·us; acan·tho·chei·lo·ne·ma; acan·tho·cyb·i·um; ac·an·tho·dea; ac·an·tho·des; ac·an·tho·dii; acan·tho·li·mon; ac·an·tho·ma; acan·tho·phis; acan·tho·pod; acan·tho·pore; acan·tho·scel·i·des;… …   English syllables

  • xan — an·tho·xan·thin; an·tho·xan·thum; pyo·xan·those; xan·ci·dae; xan·cus; xan·tha·mide; xan·tha·tion; xan·the·las·ma; xan·thene; xan·the·nyl; xan·thi·an; xan·thic; xan·thi·dae; xan·thid·i·um; xan·thin; xan·thine; xan·thip·pe; xan·thism; xan·thi·um;… …   English syllables

  • xantholeucophore — xan·tho·leucophore …   English syllables

  • guanophore — ˈgwänəˌfō(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: guano (from guanine) + phore : 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 …   Useful english dictionary

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