cone cell

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cone cell n.
One of the photoreceptors in the retina of the eye that is responsible for daylight and color vision; they are densely concentrated in the fovea centralis, creating the area of greatest visual acuity. Also called cone, retinal cone.

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cone cell

noun
a visual receptor cell in the retina that is sensitive to bright light and to color [syn: cone
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