n. [L. insectum, cut into; viridis, green]
A blue pigment (usually mesobiliverdin) in combination with carotenoids which produce the green coloring of insects; see green pigments.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • carotinalbumen — see astaxanthin, insectoverdin, pterine pigments …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • green pigments — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A synthesized pigment that gives a green color to the blood and epidermal cells, even without chlorophyll; see insectoverdin …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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