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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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