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[ret-n-al, -awl] /ˈrɛt nˌæl, -ˌɔl/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
an orange pigment, C 2 0 H 2 8 O, that is the active component of rhodopsin and is liberated upon the absorption of light in the vision cycle; vitamin A aldehyde.
Also, retinene
[ret-n-een] /ˈrɛt nˌin/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; retin(a) + -al3
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British Dictionary definitions for retinene

retinene

/ˈrɛtɪˌniːn/
noun
1.
the aldehyde form of the polyene retinol (vitamin A) that associates with the protein opsin to form the visual purple pigment rhodopsin
Word Origin
C20: from retina + -ene
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Word Origin and History for retinene

retinal

adj.

1838; see retina + -al (1).

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retinene in Medicine

retinene ret·i·nene (rět'n-ēn')
n.
Either of two yellow to red retinal pigments, formed by oxidation of vitamin A alcohols.

retinal ret·i·nal (rět'n-āl', -ôl')
n.
See retinaldehyde.

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