What are chromatophores?

What are chromatophores? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. plural of chromatophore
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The chromatophores are a sac containing hundreds of thousands of pigment granules and a large membrane that is folded when retracted.
There are two lateral, discoid, brown chromatophores, each of which possesses a central amylum granule.
The rapid changes in shade and colour are made possible by cells called chromatophores, which are full of pigment and can expand or contract under nervous control.
However, iridescence can also be altered by expanding and retracting the chromatophores above the iridophores.
He subsequently investigated the endocrine regulation of chromatophores and eye pigments.
Color changes result from dispersion or concentration of pigment granules within epithelial chromatophores.

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