schemochrome


schemochrome
n. [Gr. schema, shape; chroma, color]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Colors produced by physical or structural surfaces, devoid of pigment, as the iridescent colors of a butterfly wing; see biochrome.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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