chromatophore

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chromato- (color) +‎ -phore (bearer)

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chromatophore (plural chromatophores)

  1. A pigment-bearing cell or structure found in certain fish, reptiles, cephalopods, and other animals.
    Cuttlefish skin contains chromatophores that enable it to change color.

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