photophore etymology

English word photophore comes from English -phore (Bearer, carrier or conveyor.), English photo- (Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.)

Detailed word origin of photophore

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phore English (eng) Bearer, carrier or conveyor.
photo- English (eng) Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.
photophore English (eng) (biology) A light-emitting organ, found in some fish and other marine animals.. (medicine) A form of endoscope using an electric light.

Words with the same origin as photophore

Descendants of -phore
adenophorous androphore carpophore chromophore electrophore gametophore iodophor luminophore mechanophore myophore necrophore nectophore odontophore onomatophore oophore oöphore phagophore pharmacophore pogonophore polyphore rhinophoral semantophore siderophore zygophore
Descendants of photo-
photo photography