iridocyte


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iridocyte

[i′rid·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
A specialized cell in the integument of certain animal species which is filled with iridescent crystals of guanine and a variety of lipophores. Also known as guanophore; iridophore.
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Clam tissue with iridocytes has about fivefold more particles of light, deep inside the tissue than clam tissue without iridocytes does, they found.