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photophore

[ foh-tuh-fawr, -fohr ]

noun

, Zoology.
  1. a luminous organ found in certain fishes and crustaceans.


photophore

/ ˈfəʊtəˌfɔː /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of photophore1

First recorded in 1880–85; photo- + -phore

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Example Sentences

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.

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photophobicphotophosphorylation