From Big Medical Encyclopedia

CHROMATOPHORES (Greek chroma, chromatos color, coloring + phoros bearing) — at metazoans and the person — the cells which are synthesizing pigments and accumulating them in cytoplasm (pigment cells); at the inferior plants (seaweed) and one-celled heterotrophic animals — the organellas of a cell containing various pigments, including a chlorophyll — cm. Pigment cells, Pigments.