chromatophore cell

хроматобласт; хроматофор; пигментофор
хроматофор; хроматобласт; пигментофор

Англо-русский словарь по экологии. 2011.

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  • Chromatophore — Zebrafish chromatophores mediate background adaptation on exposure to dark (top) and light environments (bottom). Chromatophores are pigment containing and light reflecting cells found in amphibians, fish, reptiles, crustaceans, and cephalopods.… …   Wikipedia

  • Chromatophore — Chro ma*to*phore , n. [Gr. ?, ?, color + fe rein to bear.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A contractile cell or vesicle containing liquid pigment and capable of changing its form or size, thus causing changes of color in the translucent skin of such animals as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chromatophore — pigment cell, 1864, from chromato , Latinized comb. form of Gk. khroma (gen. khromatos) color (see CHROMA (Cf. chroma)), denoting color or chromatin + Gk. phoros bearing, bearer, from pherein to carry (see INFER (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • chromatophore — [krō mat′ə fôr΄, krō′mə tə fôr΄] n. [ CHROMATO + PHORE] 1. a special animal cell, usually dermal, that contains pigment granules: it is often capable of expansion and contraction in such a manner that the skin color changes, as in the chameleon 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Chromatophore — Chromatophores de Poisson zèbre à l obscurité (au dessus) et à la lumière (en dessous). Les chromatophores sont des cellules pigmentaires ou réfléchissant la lumière prése …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chromatophore — a dermal pigment cell; sometimes seen in the epidermis. Aggregation or dispersion of the pigment by expansion or contraction of a circular muscle surrounding an individual chromatophore effects color changes. Chromatophores are of two types,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • chromatophore — A cell (simple or branched), usually in shell (cuticular or subcuticular), containing pigment granules, usually capable of being dispersed or concentrated [Butler, T.H.]. Cell containing pigment [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Cells whose cytoplasm… …   Crustacea glossary

  • chromatophore — 1. A colored plastid, due to the presence of chlorophyll or other pigments, found in certain forms of protozoa. 2. Melanophage; a pigment bearing phagocyte found chiefly in the skin, mucous membrane, and choroid coat of the eye, and also in… …   Medical dictionary

  • chromatophore — chromatophoric /kreuh mat euh fawr ik, for ik, kroh meuh teuh /, chromatophorous /kroh meuh tof euhr euhs/, adj. /kreuh mat euh fawr , fohr , kroh meuh teuh /, n. 1. Zool. a cell containing pigment, esp. one that through contraction and expansion …   Universalium

  • chromatophore — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 1. a pigment bearing cell; especially one of the cells of an animal integument capable of causing integumentary color changes by expanding or contracting 2. the organelle of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chromatophore — n. [Gr. chroma, color; phoreus, bearer] A single highly branched cell or synctia containing pigment granules that may disperse in the branches or concentrate in the center and effect color changes in various invertebrates …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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