xanthophore


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xanthophore

[′zan·thə‚fȯr]
(cell and molecular biology)
A yellow chromatophore.
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The head and trunk are primarily covered by stellate xanthophores, whereas the posterior portion of the body, beyond the yolk, is dominated by dendritic xanthophores interlaced with larger melanophores.
There are conspicuous xanthophores on the spinous dorsal fin in some P.