Meaning of chromatophore

chro•mat•o•phore

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