dehydroretinaldehyde

[ dē-hī′drō-rĕt′n-ăldə-hīd′ ]

n.

An orange-red crystalline aldehyde that is a derivative of vitamin A and acts in the retina to form the visual pigments of the rods and cones.retinene2


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