- a luminous organ found in certain fishes and crustaceans.
Origin of photophore
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for photophore
Historical Examples of photophore
If the photophore is unavailable, a hot-water bottle may be applied.
This arrangement supplies radiant heat and is called a photophore (See Fig. 3).
- zoology any light-producing organ in animals, esp in certain fishes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012