biochrome
a type of chromatophore with natural pigments producing colours chemically, cf. schematochrome

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • biochrome — n. [Gr. bios, life; chroma, color] Any natural pigment found in a living organism; see indigoid biochrome, quinone biochrome, schemochrome …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • biochrome — Living color. bio = life, bio = life chrome = This program is brought to you in biochrome …   Dictionary of american slang

  • biochrome — Living color. bio = life, bio = life chrome = This program is brought to you in biochrome …   Dictionary of american slang

  • biochrome — SYN: natural pigment. [bio + G. chroma, color] …   Medical dictionary

  • biochrome — bi·o·chrome …   English syllables

  • biochrome — ˌkrōm noun ( s) Etymology: bi (II) + chrome : a coloring matter that can be extracted from a plant or animal : a natural pigment …   Useful english dictionary

  • indigoid biochrome — Various blues and purples derived by the metabolism of trytophan found in plants and mollusks …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • quinone biochrome — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Quinone pigments: anthraquinones formed from the condensation of three benzene rings, and aphins, with a nucleus of seven condensed benzene rings; see cochineal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coloration — colorational, adj. colorationally, adv. /kul euh ray sheuhn/, n. appearance with regard to color arrangement or use of colors; coloring: the bold coloration of some birds. [1605 15; COLOR + ATION] * * * ▪ biology Introduction       in biology,… …   Universalium

  • biocrom — BIOCRÓM s.n. Pigment de natură vegetală sau animală. [pr.: bi o ] – Din fr. biochrome. Trimis de paula, 21.06.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  biocróm s. n. (sil. bi o ) → crom Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BIOCRÓM s.n. ( …   Dicționar Român

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