iridophore


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to iridophore: Erythrophore, Xanthophores

iridophore

[i′rid·ə‚fȯr]
(histology)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Iridophores contain reflecting platelets, mostly composed of guanine crystals, and are responsible for reflection of light.
Its bluish-pigmented cells, iridophores, reflect light through yellowish cells (xanthophores).
The body is almost solid yellow at 4 DPH, at which time eye pigmentation first appears and the iris iridophores reflect silver.