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chromatophore chro·mat·o·phore (krō-māt'ə-fôr')
A specialized pigment-bearing organelle in certain photosynthetic bacteria and cyanobacteria.
A pigment-bearing phagocyte found chiefly in the skin, mucous membrane, and choroid coat of the eye, as well as in melanomas. Also called pigment cell.
Variant of chromophore.