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rho·dop·sin

 (rō-dŏp′sĭn)
n.
Any of a class of reddish, light-sensitive pigments found in the retinal rods of the eyes of terrestrial and marine vertebrates, consisting of opsin and retinal. Also called visual purple.

[rhod(o)- + Greek opsis, sight; see -opsis + -in.]
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rhodopsin

(rəʊˈdɒpsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a red pigment in the rods of the retina in vertebrates. It is dissociated by light into retinene, the light energy being converted into nerve signals, and is re-formed in the dark. Also called: visual purple See also iodopsin
[C20: from rhodo- + -opsis + -in]
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rho•dop•sin

(roʊˈdɒp sɪn)

n.
a bright red photosensitive pigment found in the rod-shaped cells of the retina of certain fishes and most higher vertebrates: it is broken down by the action of dim light into retinal and opsin.
[1885–90; rhod- + Greek óps(is) sight, vision + -in1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhodopsin - a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light
retinal rod, rod cell, rod - a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
opsin - retinal protein formed by the action of light on rhodopsin
retinal, retinene - either of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light
photopigment - a special pigment found in the rods and cones of the retina
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rho·dop·sin

[MIM*180380]
n. rodopsina, pigmento de color rojo púrpura que se encuentra en los bastoncillos de la retina y que facilita la visión en luz tenue.
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