Term: iridophore pigmentation
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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]
Name: pigmentation
Definition: The accumulation of pigment in an organism, tissue or cell, either by increased deposition or by increased number of cells.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0043473]   QuickGO   AmiGO