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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellow to orange chromatophore of a fish, amphibian, or reptile, containing pteridines and carotenoids.

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  • noun biology A xanthochrome-containing chromatophore, frequently a lipophore.

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From xantho- + -phore.

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