HyperDic: rhodopsin

English > 1 sense of the word rhodopsin:
NOUNsubstancerhodopsin, visual purple, retinal purplea red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates
rhodopsin > pronunciation
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English > rhodopsin: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light.
Synonymsvisual purple, retinal purple
Part ofrod, rod cell, retinal rodA visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
BroaderphotopigmentA special pigment found in the rods and cones of the retina
Substancesopsinretinal protein formed by the action of light on rhodopsin
retinene, retinalEither of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light
Spanishpúrpura retiniana, púrpura visual, rodopsina

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