What are chromatophores?

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  1. plural of chromatophore
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He subsequently investigated the endocrine regulation of chromatophores and eye pigments.
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.
These cells, called chromatophores, are responsible for the ability of the cephalopods to change color and patterns accurately and rapidly in response to danger or emotion.
This color change is possible due to small, pigment-filled sacs called chromatophores.
There are two lateral, discoid, brown chromatophores, each of which possesses a central amylum granule.
However, iridescence can also be altered by expanding and retracting the chromatophores above the iridophores.

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