visual cell

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Noun1.visual cell - one of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light
retina - the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
cone cell, retinal cone, cone - a visual receptor cell in the retina that is sensitive to bright light and to color
retinal rod, rod cell, rod - a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
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The most anterior portion of the visual cell, which contains the rhabdomeres, borders the vitreous layer and the nuclei lie below.
Applications include BioMine, a data-mining tool for analyzing DNA, as well as Diagrammatic Cell Language (DCL) and Visual Cell, Which enable researchers to engage in Large-scale cellular modeling.
The LEAP Cell Processing Workstation combines ultra high-speed imaging, multi-parameter visual cell characterization, and simultaneous laser-based cell manipulation to process cells with great precision and simplicity in their natural state.
The intriguing question remains: During fetal development, how does each visual cell determine which pigment it must produce?