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OBO ID: GO:0050935
Term Name: iridophore differentiation Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • iridophore cell differentiation
Definition: The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires the specialized features of an iridophore. Iridophores are pigment cells derived from the neural crest. They contain guanidine or other purine crystals deposited in stacks called reflecting platets or iridisomes. This gives them a silver, gold, or iridescent appearance.11858836
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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