phototransduction

noun
pho·​to·​trans·​duc·​tion | \ -tran(t)s-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce phototransduction (audio) \

Medical Definition of phototransduction

: the conversion of a light signal received by a nervous receptor to an electrical signal transmitted to the brain

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“Phototransduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phototransduction. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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