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opsin

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noun op·sin \ˈäp-sən\

Definition of opsin

  1. :  any of various colorless proteins that in combination with retinal or a related prosthetic group form a visual pigment (as rhodopsin) in a reaction reversible by light



Origin and Etymology of opsin

probably from rhodopsin


First Known Use: 1951


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opsin

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noun op·sin \ˈäp-sən\

Medical Definition of opsin

  1. :  any of various colorless proteins that in combination with retinal or a related prosthetic group form a visual pigment (as rhodopsin) in a reaction which is reversed by light




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