Definition of Photophore

1. n. A form of endoscope using an electric light.



Definition of Photophore

1. Noun. (biology) A light-emitting organ, found in some fish and other marine animals. ¹

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Definition of Photophore

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Medical Definition of Photophore

1. 1. A lamp with reflector used in laryngoscopy and in the examination of other internal parts of the body. 2. In bacteriology, the organ producing intracellular bioluminescence in certain organisms. Origin: photo-+ G. Phoros, bearing (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photophore

photoperiodisms
photoperiods
photoperturbation
photoperturbations
photophase
photophases
photopheresis
photophilic
photophobia
photophobias
photophobic
photophone
photophones
photophonic
photophony
photophore (current term)
photophores
photophoresis
photophoretic
photophosphorylase
photophosphorylation
photophthalmia
photophygous
photophysical
photophysics
photophyte
photophytes
photopia
photopias
photopic

Literary usage of Photophore

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1. A Treatise of cystoscopy and urethroscopy by Georges Luys (1918)
"Car's photophore. lateral wall of which was an opening of l1/^ to 2 centimeters, covered with a little glass window. The urethral extremity of the tube was ..."

2. The Electrician (1883)
"HELOT AND TROUVÉS FRONTAL ELECTRIC photophore. THE frontal electric photophore, presented by Dr. Bouley to the Paris Academy of Sciences, ..."

3. The Fishes of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1896)
"photophore« and cephalic gland« all divided into ... Apparently no photophore« on head. e. Lateral line with «calo« much enlarged; «cale« hard, ..."

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