Young-Helmholtz theory of color vision

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Young-Helmholtz theory of color vision Young-Helm·holtz theory of color vision (-hělm'hōlts)
n.
The theory that there are three sets of color-perceiving elements in the retina, red, green, and violet. Perception of the other colors arises from the combined stimulation of these elements.

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