Term: opercular flap iridophore
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Name: opercular flap
Synonyms: gill cover, gill slit, opercular apparatus, opercular cover, operculum
Definition: A large flap, covered by integument, supported by several flat bones, actuated by muscles, found on the side of the head covering the gill chambers.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000555]
Name: iridophore
Synonyms: iridocyte, iridosome
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.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009199]