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photophore

[foh-tuh-fawr, -fohr] /ˈfoʊ təˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/
noun, Zoology
1.
a luminous organ found in certain fishes and crustaceans.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; photo- + -phore
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  • The gray spot below the specimen's red eye is a luminous photophore used to attract prey.
British Dictionary definitions for photophore

photophore

/ˈfəʊtəˌfɔː/
noun
1.
(zoology) any light-producing organ in animals, esp in certain fishes
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