rhodopsin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rhodopsin a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhodopsin (Physiol) The visual purple. See under Visual.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rhodopsin Visual purple; a pigment found in the outer segments of the retinal rods. It is quickly bleached by light, but the purple color is regained by placing the pigment in the dark. In the normal retina it is restored by the action of the pigmentary layer of cells.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhodopsin rō-dop′sin a purple pigment found in the retina.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "ro`don rose + "w`ps eye
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhodon, rose, opsis, view.

Usage

In literature:

In the outer part of the rods the visual purple or rhodopsin is found.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Arrestin Translocation Is Stoichiometric to Rhodopsin Isomerization and Accelerated by Phototransduc.
Control of phobic behavioral responses by rhodopsin -induced photocurrents in Chlamydomonas.
Chlamydomonas Sensory Rhodopsins A and B: Cellular Content a.
The nature of rhodopsin -triggered photocurrents in Chlamydomonas.
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