- Zoology. a cell containing pigment, especially one that through contraction and expansion produces a temporary color, as in cuttlefishes.
- Botany. one of the colored plastids in plant cells.
Origin of chromatophore
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Historical Examples of chromatophore
A pyrenoid lies in a fold of the chromatophore on the dorsal part.
The pyrenoid is evidently concerned in the formation of the chromatophore, or in its division.
The cell-wall and the chromatophore bands divide, each nucleus passes to the centre, and two new cells are formed.
Chromatophore single, covering the entire interior of the frustule, except the ventral part of the zone and the median lines.
Schmitz states that the chromatophore is thickened in the middle and contains a pyrenoid.
- a cell in the skin of frogs, chameleons, etc, in which pigment is concentrated or dispersed, causing the animal to change colour
- another name for chromoplast
Word Origin and History for chromatophore
- A specialized pigment-bearing organelle in certain photosynthetic bacteria and cyanobacteria.
- A pigment-bearing phagocyte found chiefly in the skin, mucous membrane, and choroid coat of the eye, as well as in melanomas.pigment cell
- Variant ofchromophore