a chromatophore exhibiting red (or orange) color. Contains a carotenoid pigment

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • erythrophore — A chromatophore containing granules of a red or brown pigment. SYN: allophore. [erythro + G. phoros, bearing] * * * eryth·ro·phore (ə rithґro for) [erythro + phore] a type of chromatophore containing granules of a red or brown alcohol… …   Medical dictionary

  • erythrophore — eryth·ro·phore …   English syllables

  • erythrophore —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌfō(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: erythr + phore : a chromatophore containing a red usually carotenoid pigment that occurs especially in some fishes and crustaceans …   Useful english dictionary

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  • allophore — SYN: erythrophore …   Medical dictionary

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