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XB-ANAT-443

Anatomy Term: iridophore
XAO ID: 0000472
Synonyms: guanophore
Definition: "A pigment cell derived from the neural crest. The cell contains flat light-reflecting platelets, probably of guanine, in stacks called reflecting platets or iridisomes. The color-generating components produce a silver, gold, or iridescent color."
Stage Range: NF stage 59 to death
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Parent(s): pigment cell (is_a)

 


References: NCBO BioPortal , Ontology Lookup Service