retinene


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ret·i·nene

 (rĕt′n-ēn′)
n.
See retinal2.

retinene

(ˈrɛtɪˌniːn) or

retinal

n
(Biochemistry) the aldehyde form of the polyene retinol (vitamin A) that associates with the protein opsin to form the visual purple pigment rhodopsin
[C20: from retina + -ene]

ret•i•nal1

(ˈrɛt n əl)

adj.
of or pertaining to the retina of the eye.

ret•i•nal2

(ˈrɛt nˌæl, -ˌɔl)

n.
an orange visual pigment, C20H28O, the active component of rhodopsin and iodopsin, that is liberated upon the absorption of light in the vision cycle.
[1940–45; retin (a) + -al3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retinene - either of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
retinal purple, rhodopsin, visual purple - a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light