pigment cells


pigment cells
Cells that contain pigment: see melanocytes, chromatophores.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • accessory pigment cells — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) As many as twenty four cells that surround the retinulae of a compound eye; in superposition eyes the pigment granules assume different positions in light and darkness; also known as secondary pigment cells, secondary iris… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • corneal pigment cells — (ARTHROPODA) The two corneal cells that envelop each crystalline cone of a compound eye; in the developing eye, distal to the cone they secrete the corneal lense; also called primary pigment cells, corneagenous pigment cells and primary iris… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • retinal pigment cells — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pigment cells in the retinal region of the eye; see accessory pigment cells, corneal pigment cells, retinular pigment cells …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • outer pigment cells — see accessory pigment cells …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • primary pigment cells — see corneal pigment cells …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • secondary pigment cells — see accessory pigment cells …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Pigment dispersion syndrome — (PDS) is an affliction of the eye that, if left untreated, can lead a form of glaucoma known as pigmentary glaucoma. It takes place when pigment cells slough off from the back of the iris and float around in the aqueous humor. This is not what… …   Wikipedia

  • Pigment (biology) — In biology, a pigment or biochromeFact|date=June 2008 is any material resulting in color of plant or animal cells, which is the result of selective color absorption. Many biological structures, such as skin, eyes, fur and hair contain pigments… …   Wikipedia

  • pigment granules — small masses of coloring matter occurring in pigment cells …   Medical dictionary

  • Pigment — Pig ment, n. [L. pigmentum, fr. the root of pingere to paint: cf. F. pigment. See {Paint}, and cf. {Pimento}, {Orpiment}.] 1. Any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified coloring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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