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chromatophore ( ) n. A pigment-containing or pigment-producing cell, especially in certain lizards, that by expansion or contraction can change the.

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How Cephalopods Change Colour
Sep 16, 2004 The most well known of these cells is the chromatophore.
Why Cephalopods Change Colour
Cephalopod chromatophores: neurobiology and natural history
The chromatophores of cephalopods differ fundamentally from those of other size and density of the chromatophores varies according to habit and lifestyle.
Cephalopod coloration model. I. Squid chromatophores and
Cephalopod coloration model. I. Squid chromatophores and iridophores.
Ultrastructure of the Dermal Chromatophores in a Lizard (Scincidae

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These incredible changes are achieved using three types of structures in the skin, chromatophores, leucophores, and iridophores, which contain colored ink and can be quickly expanded and contracted, to alter the skin's texture and color.
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Check out the chromatophores and iridophores. Finally, an ant that I found chugging the ink out of my fountain pen for over an hour last night. Its abdomen is usually brown, but has turned dark black as it filled with ink.
La pieuvre, cet étrange animal qui change de couleur... et de forme
Et ceci grâce à des milliers de cellules remplies de pigments, les chromatophores. Chaque chromatophore est un sac rempli de pigments, capables de se contracter ou de s'étendre.
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Entourées d'une couronne de fibres musculaires, ces chromatophores se dilatent ou se contractent pour faire apparaître les pigments qu'elles renferment selon la densité choisie.

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Chromatophore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zebrafish chromatophores mediate background adaptation on exposure to dark ( top) and light environments (bottom).
Cephalopod Chromatophore
The color patterns of cephalopods are largely controlled by chromatophore organs.
Chromatophores are irregularly shaped, pigment-containing cells. If the pigment is melanin, they are called melanophores.
Chromatophore | Define Chromatophore at
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How Cephalopods Change Colour
Sep 16, 2004 The most well known of these cells is the chromatophore.

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