iodopsin

iodopsin

[ahy-uh-dop-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
a photosensitive violet pigment that occurs in the cones of the retina and is transformed by light into retinal and an opsin protein.
Compare rhodopsin.


Origin:
1935–40; < Greek īṓd(ēs) taken as derivative of íon violet (see iodine) + opsin, on the pattern of rhodopsin

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iodopsin (ˌaɪəˈdɒpsɪn)
 
n
See also rhodopsin Also called: visual violet a violet light-sensitive pigment in the cones of the retina of the eye that is responsible for colour vision

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iodopsin i·o·dop·sin (ī'ə-dŏp'sĭn)
n.
A violet, light-sensitive visual pigment found in the cones of the retina. Also called visual violet.

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