indigoid biochrome
Various blues and purples derived by the metabolism of trytophan found in plants and mollusks.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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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

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