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Meaning of rhodopsin

rho•dop•sin

Pronunciation: (rō-dop'sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a bright-red photosensitive pigment found in the rod-shaped cells of the retina of certain fishes and most higher vertebrates: it is broken down by the action of dim light into retinal and opsin. Also called
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