[ foh-tuh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /
a luminous organ found in certain fishes and crustaceans.
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Words nearby photophore
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Example sentences from the Web for photophore
This arrangement supplies radiant heat and is called a photophore (See Fig. 3).
If the photophore is unavailable, a hot-water bottle may be applied.
British Dictionary definitions for photophore
/ (ˈfəʊtəˌfɔː) /
zoology any light-producing organ in animals, esp in certain fishes
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