Term: integument iridophore differentiation
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Name: integument
Synonyms: skin
Definition: The outer protective barrier that separates the animal from its aquatic environment.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000368]
Name: iridophore differentiation
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.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0050935]   QuickGO   AmiGO