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Meaning of CHROMATOPHORE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chro"ma*to*phore`\, n. [Gr. ?, ?, color + ? to
bear.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A contractile cell or vesicle containing liquid
   pigment and capable of changing its form or size, thus
   causing changes of color in the translucent skin of such
   animals as possess them. They are highly developed and
   numerous in the cephalopods.

2. (Bot.) One of the granules of protoplasm, which in mass
   give color to the part of the plant containing them.

 

 

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