retinaldehyde

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retinaldehyde ret·i·nal·de·hyde (rět'n-āl'də-hīd')
n.
A yellow to orange aldehyde that is a derivative of vitamin A and acts in the retina to form the visual pigments of the rods and cones. Also called retinal, retinene1.

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