iodopsin

[ ahy-uh-dop-sin ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. a photosensitive violet pigment that occurs in the cones of the retina and is transformed by light into retinal and an opsin protein.

Origin of iodopsin

1
1935–40; <Greek īṓd(ēs) taken as derivative of íon violet (see iodine) + opsin, on the pattern of rhodopsin

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British Dictionary definitions for iodopsin

iodopsin

/ (ˌaɪəˈdɒpsɪn) /


noun
  1. a violet light-sensitive pigment in the cones of the retina of the eye that is responsible for colour vision: Also called: visual violet See also rhodopsin

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