Term: dermis iridophore
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Name: dermis
Definition: A collagenous layer of the skin subjacent to the epidermis and covering the hypodermis. It contains various types of cells (e.g. fibroblasts, pigment cells, nerve, blood vessels and scales.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001119]
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]