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chro•mat•o•phore



Pronunciation: (kru-mat'u-fôr", -fōr", krō'mu-tu-), [key]
n.
1. Zool.a cell containing pigment, esp. one that through contraction and expansion produces a temporary color, as in cuttlefishes.
2. Bot.one of the colored plastids in plant cells.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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