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Term: xanthophore pigment biosynthetic process
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: xanthophore
Synonyms:
Definition: A pigment cell derived from the neural crest. Contains carotenoid pigments in structures called pterinosomes or xanthosomes. This gives an appearance ranging from a golden yellow to orange and red.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009198]
Name: pigment biosynthetic process
Synonyms: pigment anabolism, pigment biosynthesis, pigment formation, pigment synthesis
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of a pigment, any general or particular coloring matter in living organisms, e.g. melanin.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0046148]   QuickGO   AmiGO