Share this entry

Share this page

photophore

Saltos de línea: photo|phore
Pronunciación: /ˈfəʊtə(ʊ)fɔː
 
/

Definición de photophore en inglés:

sustantivo

Zoology
A light-producing organ in certain fishes and other animals.
Example sentences
  • Eyelightfish have a blunt snout, a large upturned mouth, a deeply forked caudal fin, and a light-emitting organ, called a photophore, under each eye.
  • Deep sea fish have organs called photophores which create a center for the bioluminescent reactions.
  • Some, like fireflies, produce light in special organs called photophores.

Origen

late 19th century: from Greek phōtophoros 'light-bearing'.

Definición de photophore en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día cumbersome
Pronunciación: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…