iodopsin

noun io·dop·sin \ ˌī-ə-ˈdäp-sən \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of iodopsin

:a photosensitive violet pigment in the retinal cones that is similar to rhodopsin but more labile, is formed from vitamin A, and is important in daylight vision

Origin and Etymology of iodopsin

iod- (from Greek ioeidḗs "violet-colored") + -opsin (in rhodopsin) — more at iodine


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iodopsin

noun io·dop·sin \ ˌī-ə-ˈdäp-sən \

medical Definition of iodopsin

:a photosensitive violet pigment in the retinal cones that is similar to rhodopsin but more labile, is formed from vitamin A, and is important in photopic vision

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