Definitions for iodopsinˌaɪ əˈdɒp sɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•o•dop•sinˌaɪ əˈdɒp sɪn(n.)

  1. a photosensitive violet pigment in the cones of the retina.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of iodopsin:

1935–40; < Gk īṓd(ēs) violet-colored (der. of íon violet) +(rhod)opsin

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iodopsin(noun)

    a violet photopigment in the retinal cones of the eyes of most vertebrates; plays a role in daylight vision


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