photophore

[ foh-tuh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /

noun Zoology.

a luminous organ found in certain fishes and crustaceans.

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Origin of photophore

First recorded in 1880–85; photo- + -phore
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British Dictionary definitions for photophore

photophore
/ (ˈfəʊtəˌfɔː) /

noun

zoology any light-producing organ in animals, esp in certain fishes
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